Published on March 09, 2020
What you should know about Coronavirus
Along with other health care organizations, Ridgeview is preparing for the predicted spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. to support the health and safety of our communities.
What you should know:
- Currently, there are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent COVID-19.
- Ridgeview will continue efforts to prevent the spread of influenza.
- Patients are being screened in Ridgeview’s Clinics (primary and specialty), Emergency Departments, and Urgent Care departments for symptoms of acute respiratory illness (i.e. fever, cough) and based upon symptoms, may be separated from other patients.
- Ridgeview is following the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) guidelines for health care professionals.
- If you are concerned about symptoms, please call your primary care provider clinic. Patients who are asked to come to the clinic can expect to see signs and to be asked if they have respiratory symptoms, are currently sick or have traveled internationally.
- You may also contact the MDH COVID-19 Hotline at 651-201-3920, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What you should do to prevent the spread of any illness:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough: use a tissue, or use your arm or the crook of your elbow and cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with anyone who may be ill.
- Avoid touching your eyes or nose.
- Do not wear a facemask if you are healthy.
More information about COVID-19 can be found at the following links: