COVID-19

Per CDC and ODH guidelines, patients and visitors – regardless of their vaccination status – will continue to practice social distancing and wear face masks when in a Southwoods facility/medical office.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus. To date, cases of COVID-19 have spread around the world, making the condition one of the most rapidly emerging infectious diseases.

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Mahoning County Public Health has launched a vaccine registration system. This system connects people with local healthcare providers that provide access to the COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Testing Available

COVID-19 testing is available at our Boardman and Campbell Express Care locations. No appointment necessary.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. To date, cases of COVID-19 have spread around the world, making the condition one of the most rapidly emerging infectious diseases.

COVID-19 can cause fever, cough, shortness of breath, flu-like symptoms and loss of taste and smell. The virus is spread through the air by respiratory droplets when someone coughs or sneezes and through human contact or touching inanimate objects, much like the cold or flu.

Additional information on COVID-19 is available at the CDC website here www.CDC.gov and the ODH website here coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Patient Information

We are taking these proactive steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our health system and community.

  • Patients exhibiting symptoms of possible COVID-19 are instructed NOT to come to the facility. Symptoms can include:
    • Experiencing flu-like symptoms
    • Fever, chills or chills with shaking
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Cough or shortness of breath
    • Sore throat
    • Nasal congestion
    • Runny nose
    • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
    • Headache
    • Muscle pain
    • Loss of taste or smell
  • Pre-admission screening assessments are administered to all patients entering the hospital for scheduled procedures.
  • Patients and visitors are required to bring their own face coverings so Southwoods can conserve Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our healthcare workers. You may be denied services if you are not wearing a face covering.

Visitor Information

Infections like influenza and COVID-19 are especially dangerous to our patients. Please help us protect your loved ones.

For the safety of our patients and staff, the following visitor restrictions apply:

  • Do NOT visit if any of the following apply and do NOT visit until you have completely recovered:
    • Experiencing flu-like symptoms
    • Fever, chills or chills with shaking
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Cough or shortness of breath
    • Sore throat
    • Nasal congestion
    • Runny nose
    • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
    • Headache
    • Muscle pain
    • Loss of taste or smell
  • Children are NOT permitted to visit at this time.

 

The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods

  • Visitors accompanying patients to their scheduled procedure will be limited to one (1) person.
    • Due to social distancing requirements, visitors are not allowed in clinical areas.
  • Visitors to our Inpatient Unit will be limited to one (1) person per patient.
  • No overnight guests.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southwoods Health doing to help reduce transmission risk?

  • During this time, Southwoods is assessing all hospital patients for symptoms using CDC guidelines as part of the pre-admission phone screening.
  • Patients and visitors exhibiting symptoms of possible COVID-19 are instructed not to come to the facility.
  • We are restricting the number of visitors to our facilities, as well as the age of visitors.
  • We are requiring all patients, visitors and staff wear face coverings. Patients and visitors are required to bring their own face coverings in an effort to conserve PPE for our healthcare workers. You may be denied services if you are not wearing a face covering.
  • We redesigned our lobbies and waiting areas to ensure social distancing.
  • Our Housekeeping Team is more frequently disinfecting high-touch areas.
  • We are actively communicating with local healthcare agencies and other hospitals to coordinate response.

Can I get tested for COVID-19 at Southwoods Health?

  • COVID-19 testing is available at our Southwoods Express Care locations. Click here for more information.

Is there a vaccine for COVID-19?

  • For those diagnosed with COVID-19, the recommended care is supportive including rest, fluids and fever control, to help relieve symptoms.