How Rural Wellness Fairfax, Inc is Keeping Our Patients Safe During COVID-19
At Fairfax Community Hospital, our first priority is the health and safety of our patients, our providers and our community.
Guided by recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
many new policies are in place to ensure your health and safety when you come to Fairfax Community Hospital, or one of our clinics.
During this global COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to giving you a safe, reliable place to receive care is even more important to us.
All of our staff members have been vaccinated against Covid-19. We are making every effort to protect our employees, families, and the community.
Effective October 21, 2020, Fairfax Community Hospital is restricting all visitation due to the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the state. Due to this restriction, we are offering alternative methods of visitation (such as FaceTime and Zoom meetings) so you can continue to communicate with your loved ones. As the situation with COVID-19 is rapidly changing, we will continue to keep you updated.
These guidelines have been established with the intent of keeping our patients, staff, and community safe during these trying times. We are deeply grateful for your patience and support during these trying times.
Improving Hospital Air Quality
Enhanced Infection Control Measures
Common Areas: Thoroughly disinfecting patient rooms and all surfaces in common areas and employee workspaces with special attention to frequently touched surfaces including doorknobs, armrests and handrails.
Hand Hygiene – In addition to frequent hand washing, the regular use of hand sanitizer is strongly recommended, particularly when entering or exiting the office space.
Screening all employees and patients for high temperatures and other symptoms before they enter the building.
Isolating suspected COVID-19 patients in a separate area.
Screening & Symptoms
All providers and outpatients are screened when arriving. Anyone with symptoms or risk factors for COVID-19 are redirected to the appropriate resource for medical attention.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
All providers will wear a mask while caring for you. For the safety of all, patients are also required to wear a mask or cloth face covering when they come in. Please make every effort to comply with this important safety measure.