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COVID-19

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Fayette County Memorial Hospital is working closely with local and state health agencies to address concerns over COVID-19. Our Incident Command center has been activated and staff is meeting daily to ensure the safety and health of our patients, staff and volunteers, while continuing to meet community needs.

Residents with questions about COVID-19 are encouraged to call the Adena Health System Coronavirus Hotline at 740-542-SAFE (7233). This number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your questions and concerns.

Out of an abundance of caution, Fayette County Memorial Hospital has put a restriction on visitors. At this time, visitors are not permitted at FCMH, except in the following circumstances:

  • The parent/guardian of a minor child in need of care
  • Patients receiving end-of life care
  • Exceptions to the visitor policy will be made by caregivers on a case-by-case basis

Effective March 18, 2020, all elective, non-urgent surgeries are postponed until further notice. All patients who have scheduled appointments or procedures should call in advance to pre-register. Please be advised FCMH is assessing all individuals at entry points for fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and exposure to a suspected or known COVID-19 patient.

COVID-19 Donated Medical Supplies

Donated medical supplies are currently being accepted by FCMH and the Fayette County Emergency Management Agency. Drop off donations at the hospital or call 740-335-8264 and someone will pick up your donation. Thank you for your support of our first responders and healthcare workers!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The following symptoms are reported to appear 2-4 days after exposure

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

Find out more about symptoms

How can I be tested for COVID -19?

Per the Ohio Department of Health and Governor DeWine, testing for the virus is limited to healthcare workers and those whose illness is severe enough to require hospitalization. Patients with mild to moderate symptoms should call our partners at the Adena Coronavirus Hotline at 740-542-SAFE (7233) and speak with a healthcare worker to discuss the best course of action. Those who need immediate assistance should call 911 or go to the Emergency Department. Please call the Emergency Department at 740-335-1210 prior to entering the building.

How can I prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • Wash your hands
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Avoid close contact with others who are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • If you are sick, wear a facemask
  • Clean and disinfect. Learn more about disinfecting

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