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Chase County Community Hospital Taking Preventative Measures to Address COVID-19

Chase County Community Hospital Taking Preventative Measures to Address COVID-19

Imperial, Nebraska (March 13, 2020) – Chase County Community Hospital continues to actively monitor and take action to address the growing concern surrounding COVID-19 in Nebraska. Effective 03/13/2020 visitor restrictions will be in place in an effort to provide additional protection to our patients and staff. Two immediate family members per patient will be allowed. Anyone entering the hospital facility will be asked to complete a screening for symptoms of the COVID-19 virus prior to entering the facility.

The pre-screening is based upon recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and will be updated as additional suggestions are received from the CDC or local health agencies. You will be asked the following screening questions at this time:

Do you have a fever greater than 100.4 degrees?
Do you have a cough?
Do you have shortness of breath?

If you have recently traveled internationally to South Korea, China, Iran, Europe, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or are exhibiting symptoms please contact the hospital prior to arriving.

“At this time we are asking the public to limit hospital visits as a way to help protect our patients and healthcare workers,” said Chase County Community Hospital CEO Abby Cyboron. “We will continue to provide updates to the public as they are available, but our top priority in taking these precautions is to continue to protect the public during this changing situation.”

Chase County Community Hospital recommends that the following preventative measures suggested by the CDC be followed: Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, stay home when you are sick, and cover your cough or sneeze.