Tri Valley restricting visitors beginning Friday

Thursday, October 8, 2020 ~ Updated 7:22 PM

CAMBRIDGE, Neb. Ė Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the Southwest Nebraska Public Health District, starting Friday, Oct. 9, Tri Valley Health System has implemented visitor restrictions to all patients. No visitors will be allowed, except for end of life instances and labor and delivery. Visitors for these patients must be fever free, without a cough, and not have traveled to any of the CDC stated coronavirus hot spots. COVID-19 is a global, national and local concern. Tri Valley Health System would like to assure patients and the community that Tri Valley Health System is taking all necessary precautions and providing tools to help keep everyone healthy.

Tri Valley Health Systemís top priority is keeping patients, employees, visitors and the community safe. Tri Valley Health System has the training, tools and techniques in place to isolate and care for patients who are potentially at risk for the coronavirus following the guidelines identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tri Valley Health System is working closely with local and state agencies to monitor and prepare accordingly.

Preventing the spread of respiratory diseases, including the flu and COVID-19 is very important. Itís recommended to practice social distancing which includes limiting close contact with people and avoid crowds. Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. You should also stay home if you are sick.

For the most up to date information on COVID-19 visit the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department at www.swhealthne.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov.

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