Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
What is COVID-19?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. These range from viruses that cause the common cold to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
A person may test positive for a coronavirus and not have the type of virus associated with the outbreak.
The outbreak is a specific type of coronavirus called Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19. The abbreviation comes from – CO stands for corona, VI for virus, D for disease.
COVID-19 is spread by close person-to-person contact from droplets of a cough or sneeze, which can get into your mouth, nose or lungs.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Sore Throat
Protect Yourself & Others
- Wash your hands often
- Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue
- Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth
- Avoid close contact with sick people. Keep a 6 foot distance between you and others.
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces often
- Stay home when you are sick
Tri Valley Health System Processes
Tri Valley Health System has systems and processes in place and are ready to respond to the health needs of our community. These processes include:
- Visitor Restrictions - The health and safety of our residents, patients, employees, visitors, and communities is a top priority at Tri Valley Health System, while we also understand how important the support of loved ones and friends are to health and wellbeing. No visitors will be allowed for patients on isolation precautions, patients with COVID-19, or patients awaiting COVID-19 test results. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tri Valley Health System continues to follow all necessary steps to keep everyone healthy and safe.
Tri Valley Health System will closely monitor local community trends and outbreaks according to the recommendations and requirements by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department and revisions may be made as conditions warrant.
If you have any questions about our visitor restrictions please contact us at 308-697-3329, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.trivalleyhealth.com.
Tri Valley Health System’s top priority is keeping patients, employees, visitors and the communities 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.
- Preventing the spread of respiratory diseases, including the flu and COVID-19 is very important. It’s 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. Wear a mask to help reduce the risk of infection, especially when combined with other prevention efforts. 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.swhealth.ne.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov.
- Virtual Appointments - Tri Valley Health System has began offering virtual appointments with your Tri Valley Health System provider so you don't have to leave home. Patients will need to sign up for the Patient Portal that is available on the Home page of our website first and then will be able to request a virtual appointment through the Patient Portal.
COVID-19 Credible Resources for Information and Updates