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Updates and Information About COVID-19

COVID-19 Preparedness Information

Caldwell Medical Center is here for our patients and community. In this time of uncertainty with many unknowns, you can gain some peace of mind with the knowledge that we are taking the COVID-19 outbreak very seriously and aggressively working to keep you and our entire area safe and protected during this outbreak. We are working closely with local and state offices to coordinate our response for greater efficiency and effectiveness in our public health efforts. The following are resources to help keep you informed and up to date on the latest most credible information so that you can do your part to stay safe and keep those around you protected from unnecessary exposure to infection.

CMC Designated As Regional Vaccination Site

PRINCETON, KY: (February 17,2021) Caldwell Medical Center has been designated as a regional vaccination site and will begin administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Thursdays, starting on February 25th, 2021 from 7:30a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

This vaccination clinic is for residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky able to demonstrate residency and who are eligible under each phase of the state’s vaccine distribution plan. We are currently seeing Phase 1A- Healthcare workers and Phase 1B- 70+ years old, first responders, and K-12 school personnel. As each phase of distribution is completed, we will then move into Phase 1C- Anyone over the age of 60, anyone older than 16 with CDC highest risk for COVID-19 risk conditions, and ask that you call to get on our waiting list. If you have already called and have been placed on our waiting list, you do not need to call again as we will reach out to you. When the vaccine is available and appropriate based on state guidelines, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment.

Patients interested in receiving the vaccine at Caldwell Medical Center vaccination site, should call 270-365-0428 to schedule an appointment and for more information. Walk-in appointments will not be accepted. Please note that appointments may change based on vaccine availability. We ask for patience as we move through administering vaccines to meet the demand. Hospital vaccine allocations are determined by state and federal guidance.

Temporary Visitor Restrictions

PRINCETON, KY – November 11, 2020 – Caldwell Medical Center is committed to protecting our patients and their families during this COVID-19 pandemic. As part of our continued efforts, we want to stress the following actions we are taking:

  • Mask Usage – We require that your visitors wear a face mask at all times while inside our facility. The face mask must cover both the nose and mouth.
  • Hand Washing- We ask that you and your visitor use hand sanitizer or soap and water upon arriving at our facility and again upon exiting the facility. We also encourage you to clean your hands frequently throughout your stay.
  • Covering Your Cough/Sneeze- We ask that you and your visitor cover all cough and sneeze episodes with a tissue or into your elbow. Please discard used tissues immediately in the trash. Clean your hands after coughing or sneezing or touching your face.
  • Social Distancing- We ask that you and your visitor remain 6 feet apart from other people within the facility.
  • When to visit/When NOT to visit- Visiting is restricted and visiting rules may change at any point due to recommendations from local, state, and federal health experts. We ask that you NOT have visitors when you or your visitor have the following symptoms:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fever or chills
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Vomiting or diarrhea
    • New loss of taste or smell
  • Travel through the facility – Travel throughout the facility is restricted and you and your visitor will be escorted to and from your destination. The cafeteria is closed to the public until further notice.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with these requests. With your help, we can prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our facility and our community.

NEW VISITOR GUIDELINES INCLUDE:

Dependent upon Caldwell County’s Current Incidence Rate, visitation guidelines for Caldwell Medical Center vary:

Green – No visitor restrictions at this time. Visitation hours are from 6AM-8PM.

Yellow – No visitor restrictions at this time. Visitation hours are from 6AM-8PM

Orange – Limited visitation which includes a patient to have only one (1) visitor per day at a time between the hours of 7AM-9AM, and 6PM-8PM.

Red – Limited visitation which includes a patient to have only one (1) visitor per day between the hours of 7AM-9AM, and 6PM-8PM.

Emergency Department

Green/Yellow – 1 visitor allowed.

Orange/Red- No visitors allowed. Patients may have a family or friend provide a telephone number for contact. *Essential caregivers (one healthy adult) may accompany a patient who are vulnerable or dependent and require assistance.

Hospital Based Clinics

Green/Yellow – No visitation restrictions at this time.

Orange/Red- No visitors allowed. Patients may have a family or friend provide a telephone number for contact. *Essential caregivers (one healthy adult) may accompany a patient who are vulnerable or dependent and require assistance.

Surgery Patients

Green/Yellow – No visitation restrictions at this time.

Orange/Red- No visitors allowed. Patients may have a family or friend provide a telephone number for contact. Visitor is to wait in their car until they are informed by our staff for further instructions.

*Visitation Policy is subject to change based on local, state, and federal recommendations and guidelines*

 

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