2020 Annual Health Fair Postponed Until Further Notice April 04, 2020

ACRMC has been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) developments and is taking steps to ensure the utmost safety and health of our community. These steps are being taken to comply with best practices or direction provided to ACRMC by various public health organizations both within the state of Ohio and throughout the United States.While the immediate risk of COVID-19 to our community is quite low at this time, we are being proactive in responding to this emerging public health threat. As a result, we have decided to postpone our annual Health Fair, scheduled for April 4, 2020, to a later date. Once that date is decided upon, we will send out another announcement, to get the word out. It is quite unfortunate that it became necessary to change the dates of this traditional annual event, which we love hosting for the community, but at this time, the risks of holding the event have outweighed the benefits. We look forward to the future event and seeing you all again soon.

Visiting Restrictions March 13, 2020 Adams County Regional Medical Center will be restricting visitors starting Friday at 8pm in order to keep patients, visitors and hospital staff healthy amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Any patient arriving for an appointment or procedure may have one individual accompanying them but they must be 18 years of age or older.

As the media coverage of Coronavirus (now called COVID-19) continues to evolve, we want to assure our patients and communities that we are working closely with local, state and federal public health agencies, as well as our own health care professionals, to assure that ACRMC is prepared. As always, ACRMC’s top priority is the safety of our patients, communities and health care professionals. Our expert clinicians regularly care for patients with severe respiratory illnesses and other infectious diseases. They are well trained and follow specific procedures using all the tools and techniques in place to protect themselves, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). We are drawing on this experience as we continue to prepare and address key issues, including the early recognition and isolation of any patient identified as being high risk for COVID-19. We remind all members of our community that there are everyday preventative actions they can take to help limit the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 and the flu. A few common measures the CDC advises for the general public include: · Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub for at least 20 seconds · Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth · Avoid close contact (6 feet) with people who appear to have a respiratory infection. It is also important that if you are having symptoms, you call ahead of your visit to your doctor to communicate travel history and symptoms before arriving, enabling the provider to determine the best setting for you to receive care.

Finally, it is critical that our communities know where to obtain the most accurate and current information from credible sources. If you have questions about how to protect yourself and prepare for COVID-19 in your community, the Ohio Department of Health (OHD) can provide answers. The ODH COVID-19 call center can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH. ODH staffers operate the center seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including weekends. You can also find valuable information on the ODH coronavirus.ohio.gov site, such as the current confirmed number of cases in Ohio, frequently asked questions and much more useful information. Call center staff includes licensed nurses and infectious disease experts. They are available to answer questions and provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response. We will continue to provide our community with updates as conditions evolve. Rachel Cummings, RN CNO Adams County Regional Medical Center 230 Medical Center Drive Seaman, Ohio 45679 937-386-3536 [email protected]

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