COVID-19 UPDATE: May 7, 2020 @3:00PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- 483 confirmed cases; 7 related-deaths
JOHNSON COUNTY STATUS
- 11 positive cases; 1 related-death
- No confirmed positive cases since April 9
- 80 people have been tested to date countywide
- JCHC is waiting for 6 pending results on tests conducted this week
- JCHC has approximately 235 testing kits on hand
JCHC REOPENING STATUS
- JCHC’s reopening plan adheres to state and federal guidelines that are driven by county epidemiological criteria and performance data.
- Essentially all services are available again, including all types of primary care visits, elective surgeries and elective diagnostic imaging (e.g. mammograms). JCHC is excited to offer our new 3D mammography technology to patients!
- All patients/visitors continue to undergo screening for COVID symptoms via phone and at the two main JCHC entrances.
- Cardiac rehabilitation services will delay opening due to the high-risk nature of those patients.
- Specialty visits – Audiology and Orthotist/Prosthesis services are available again at JCHC. Orthopedics, Urology, cardiology and others will be available again soon.
- JCHC’s COVID Evaluation Clinic will remain intact and available for the foreseeable future.
- All infection prevention measures previously instituted at JCHC remain in place, including our universal masking policy for all who enter our facilities.
- We request people bring a face covering with them to JCHC because we have limited supply at our doors for those without face coverings.
- Amie Holt Care Center will remain locked down for visitation, but new residents may be admitted on a case-by-case basis if they meet strict criteria and test negative for COVID.
- The Family Medicine Clinic will continue to offer telehealth visits for basic primary care needs.
- Entrances to all JCHC facilities will remain limited and controlled and all visitors and employees will continue to undergo screening for COVID symptoms.
- Non-essential travel for JCHC employees will resume 05/08/2020 in line with Governor Gordon’s directive, although employees are cautioned to remain vigilant and practice good infection prevention.
- JCHC’s COVID inpatient visitor policy remains intact. The policy allows two visitors over the age of 18 with inpatients.
- High-risk individuals in our community should continue to shelter in place.
- Regardless of gradually changing restrictions in our county, state and country, please continue to practice proper social distancing, masking and hand hygiene. It will make a difference now and in the future.
JCHC will continue to work hand-in-hand with the Johnson County Emergency Operations Center and County Public Health Officer to monitor the county’s status. If a resurgence of COVID-19 occurs, then preventive measures will be reinstated.
There will be a zoom press briefing on Friday, May 8 at 0930. We will publish that on our website and social media then.