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Coronavirus Disease 2019

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If you have a cough, fever, and/or have recently come into contact with someone who is confirmed to have coronavirus (COVID-19), PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING. CALL 719-336-6735 OR 719-336-6767 FIRST and one of our team members will advise you of next steps.

Si tiene tos, fiebre o recientemente ha tenido contacto con alguien que tiene coronavirus (COVID-19), POR FAVOR NO ENTRE AL EDIFICIO – REGRESE A SU COCHE Y LLAME AL 719-336-6735 O AL 719 -336-6767 y uno de los miembros de nuestro equipo le asesorará sobre los próximos pasos.

Plain Language COVID-19 Resources

COVID in Plain Language (pdf)

COVID in Plain Launguage – Spanish (pdf)

Quarantine vs. Isolation
Get Your Home Ready
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Prowers Medical Center Policy Updates

Effective Immediately: April 3, 2020

To protect our patients, team members and community during the outbreak of COVID-19, Prowers Medical Center is restricting visitors Until Further Notice.

This includes: The hospital campus, all outpatient departments, the clinics and the Emergency Room.

Prowers Medical Center recognizes there are times when having a visitor or family member present is crucial. In these cases, visitors will be allowed based on the following situations: (EXCEPTIONS ONLY APPLY IF VISITOR SCREENS NEGATIVE FOR COVID-19)

  • If the patient is a minor, they may be accompanied by only ONE parent (or guardian).

  • Patients where the family member provides safety (e.g., altered mental or physical status or developmental delay) or is key to patient care (e.g., disruptive behavior) may have one visitor.

  • Patients admitted for labor can have one support person during and immediately after delivery.
    • If patient is needing a C-Section, the support person must remain in the patient room and will not be allowed in the surgery area.

All visitors must remain in patient rooms and not visit other areas of the hospital. All visitors allowed under the above listed exceptions MUST wear a mask at all times.

En vigencia inmediata: 3 de abril de 2020

Para proteger a nuestros pacientes, miembros del equipo y la comunidad durante el brote de COVID-19, Prowers Medical Center está restringiendo las visitas hasta nuevo aviso.

Esto incluye: el campus del hospital, todos los departamentos ambulatorios, las clínicas y la sala de emergencias.

Prowers Medical Center reconoce que hay momentos en los que es crucial contar con la presencia de un visitante o familiar. En estos casos, los visitantes serán permitidos en base a las siguientes situaciones: (EXCEPCIONES SOLO SE APLICAN SI LAS PANTALLAS DEL VISITANTE SON NEGATIVAS PARA COVID-19)

Si el paciente es menor de edad, puede estar acompañado solo por UN padre (o tutor).

Los pacientes en los que el miembro de la familia proporciona seguridad (por ejemplo, estado físico o mental alterado o retraso en el desarrollo) o es clave para la atención del paciente (por ejemplo, comportamiento disruptivo) pueden tener un visitante.

Los pacientes ingresados ​​para el parto pueden tener una persona de apoyo durante e inmediatamente después del parto.
• Si el paciente necesita una cesárea, la persona de apoyo debe permanecer en la habitación del paciente y no se le permitirá ingresar al área de cirugía.

Todos los visitantes deben permanecer en las habitaciones de los pacientes y no visitar otras áreas del hospital. Todos los visitantes permitidos bajo las excepciones mencionadas anteriormente DEBEN usar una máscara en todo momento.

Monday – Friday: Doors will be locked from 5:00 pm – 7:00 am

Please use the after-hours entrance through the Emergency Department after 5:00 pm and during the weekend.

Lunes – Viernes: Las puertas se trancan a las 5:00 pm hasta 7:00 am

Por favor use la entrada de la sala de emergencia después de la cinco de la tarde y durante de los fines de semana.

1. Fever (temperature of 100 degrees or more)
2. Cough or shortness of breath
3. Known or suspected exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19)
4. If you have a child with you (under 16 years of age)

If you have any of these factors, call 719-336-6767 from your car.
 We will come to your car to evaluate you there.

Prowers Medical Center continues to monitor and update information with the progression of COVID-19 Coronavirus throughout the state of Colorado.  This page was developed to provide ongoing updates of information and guidelines to keep our Staff, Patients, Visitors and the General Public up-to-date and informed.  We are working closely with our healthcare partners at the local, state and federal level to ensure that we are preparing protocols based on the latest guidelines and recommendations.

You can easily track the progression from this page by clicking on the blue button to the left entitled COVID-19 web page developed and updated by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.  This will provide you with the latest Test Result information as reported by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The information is updated at 4:00 pm each day. The page will share information related to the Presumptive Positive Cases in the state of Colorado, providing numbers of people tested, number of cases by county of residence, and gender.

People who have general questions about COVID-19 can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email them at COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.

Below, you will find information about how to keep yourself and your family healthy, and general information about COVID-19.

There is no vaccine for COVID-19, but there are many actions you can take to protect yourself from getting COVID-19. These are the same actions that can protect you from getting any respiratory illness.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick, and keep your children at home when they are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Important things to remember

  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health setting).
  • It is important to call ahead before going to see a doctor or emergency room to prevent the spread of illness. Tell them your symptoms and that you suspect you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 or had recent travel to a country that is experiencing community spread.

We advise Coloradans to always be prepared for an emergency — like a large snowstorm– and have a plan for your family or household.

  • Not all coronaviruses are COVID-19. There are many other kinds of common coronaviruses currently circulating in Colorado and the U.S. that cause respiratory illness. There also are many other kinds of respiratory illnesses (such as colds and flu) circulating right now.
  • COVID-19 is a new coronavirus. Before this current outbreak, people had never experienced or been made sick by this virus.
  • This virus is spreading from person-to-person and cases have been detected in a number of countries, including the United States.
  • Symptoms of this new coronavirus infection include fever, cough and/or shortness of breath. Symptoms usually appear within two to 14 days after exposure.
  • Now that there are confirmed COVID-19 cases in Colorado, the vast majority of cases will be mild. In other areas, cases have been more severe in the elderly population and with people who have underlying health conditions.

The webpage below is managed and updated by the CDC, and localized for Prowers County, Colorado.