COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
Your health and safety are our top priorities. Learn more about our COVID-19 evaluation and testing and our commitment to providing great care while maintaining the safest environment possible.
posted on: 3/11/2020 3:05:14 PM
Protecting the health and safety of our patients, associates and community remains our highest priority. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. Here’s what you should know about the virus and what Lima Memorial Health System is doing to keep patients, visitors and associates safe.
COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
Lima Memorial Health System, in conjunction with Allen County Public Health, the Ohio Department of Health, the CDC and numerous other organizations is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments. In an abundance of caution, we have:
For the health and safety of our patients, visitors, healthcare providers and our community, effective March 14, we ask that people do not visit patients in our hospital.
Our dedicated volunteers and the wonderful services they provide are critical to our hospital, and so is their health and safety. As we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19, and in an abundance of precaution and prevention, all volunteer services have been temporarily suspended, effective March 14.
Follow CDC guidelines for prevention, which include:
More information on COVID-19, including answers to frequently asked questions, can be found at cdc.gov/covid19 and coronavirus.ohio.gov. The Ohio Department of Health has also set up a call center for general COVID-19 questions. Reach the call center at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). Call center staff includes licensed nurses and infectious disease experts. They will be available to answer questions and provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.
The following links will provide you with up-to-date COVID-19 resources:
For the latest updates and more information, visit the CDC website.