Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Keep up with the latest news and updates about COVID-19 from Holzer Health System, Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) below:
Holzer Health System Updates
Effective August 26, 2020
In order to provide safe care for our patients, our health system has limited our visitor policy. Details include:
- One (1) visitor can accompany patients seeking care in all Holzer outpatient facilities.
- For inpatient care facilities, two (2) visitors per patient per day will be allowed. Only one (1) visitor in the patient’s room at a time will be permitted. Inpatient visitors must enter and exit through the Emergency (ER) Entrance and will be required to sign in and out.
Patients under the care of end-of-life services will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. An exception may be made for those with physical, cognitive, or sensory limitations. All approved visitors will be required to wear a mask and perform hand hygiene as needed.
We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.
COVID-19 Testing Information
The Ohio Governor's Office announced on June 11, 2020 the intention to expand COVID-19 testing to anyone that wants tested. This expansion of testing is meant to include individuals with no symptoms and without a specific doctor's order.
Holzer Health System has been testing daily with near real-time results for several weeks for patients with symptoms or identified exposure. Currently, we continue to manage our testing capabilities in regard to test-kit supplies that continue to have a greater demand than supply. Therefore, Holzer will continue to test patients under physician directive and will not be able to perform open testing on asymptomatic individuals with no known relevant exposures.
We will continue to test according to established evidenced-based protocols as offered through the guidance of the CDC and office of the ODH. Any individual that does not meet these criteria but continues to desire a test in our region should utilize the following resources to connect to testing facilities within Ohio: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/testing-ch-centers/, or call the Ohio Department of Health.
Holzer continues to monitor COVID-19 concerns, manage supplies for long-term safety, health and welfare of our communities, and offer the healthcare overall services for all citizens of our region.