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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Preventative Measures

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Preventative Measures

As a healthcare institution, Milford Regional’s top priority is the safety of our patients and staff. In order to protect everyone from the risk of potential exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Milford Regional has instituted precautions to limit traffic and the possible spread of the virus within the Medical Center. Reassessment of these restrictions will be ongoing as information and circumstances dictate.

Until further notice, the following restrictions apply:             

VISITOR RESTRICTIONS

Visitors Not Allowed

  • Those under the age of 15
  • Those who are ill or show signs of respiratory symptoms
  • Those who have had close contact with someone who has tested POSITIVE for Covid-19; those who traveled within the past 14 days to China, Macau, Hong Kong, South Korea, Italy, Iran or Japan; or those who work with or have had contact with employees of Biogen within the past 14 days.

Visitors Allowed

  • One visitor per patient is allowed in all areas, including the emergency department and maternity. In maternity, only the birthing partner is allowed. 

COMMUNITY AND CHILDBIRTH PROGRAM

  • All community education programs including wellness programs, lectures, classes and support groups are canceled.
  • All childbirth education programs are canceled.

 

TIPS TO PROTECT AGAINST RESPIRATORY VIRUSES

Milford Regional encourages the public to remain vigilant about applying simple protective measures as a defense against acquiring respiratory viruses.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20-30 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cough and/or sneeze into your elbow, or cover with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Don’t shake hands with people, whether they show signs of illness or not.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 

 

 

 

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