Sovah Health confirmed a patient tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Danville campus. This patient is currently in isolation at Sovah Health – Danville.
The hospital system is continuing to work closely with the Pittsylvania/Danville Health District and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “to ensure the safety of our patients, the clinical teams who have been caring for this patient and all those within our facility,” a release stated.
“Our hospital is prepared with the appropriate plans to detect, protect and respond. We have been preparing for the potential of COVID-19 in our community for several weeks, building upon the robust emergency operations plan we have in place year-round,” according to a release.
Additionally, strict visitor restrictions were implemented, moving to a zero-visitor protocol at both campuses effective immediately.
“Exceptions to this visitor protocol may include pediatric patients, obstetric patients and those receiving end-of-life care. We have already limited entry as well, and everyone entering the hospital campuses should continue to use the Emergency Department and the Main Entrance for access,” the release stated. “Per CDC guidelines, everyone entering our facilities will be screened for respiratory symptoms and travel history.”