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CVMC confirms it has seen multiple COVID-19 patients

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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – On Monday Coosa Valley Medical Center confirmed it has seen multiple COVID-19 positive patients.

CVMC said it has conducted 33 virus tests, but not all have been resulted. One patient is currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. Four outpatients have been confirmed positive and have been advised to immediately quarantine at home. One positive inpatient has been discharged and advised to quarantine.

The hospital said in an update that it continues to care for patients while strictly adhering to CDC guidelines for those patients who are being tested and/or treated for COVID-19.

CVMC has implemented deep cleaning protocols in all patient care areas. CVMC team members are actively following meticulous infection control practices including the use of personal protective equipment when necessary.

CVMC has continued to test patients who have active symptoms relative to COVID-19 and remain prepared to provide care to any patient testing positively. CVMC says that the hospital continues to be a safe place for all patients needing care.

“We choose to stay at work for you. We encourage you to stay home if you’re able to do so. Please continue to take every possible precaution to aid in stopping the spread of this virus. Wash your hands with soap and water often. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. If you have to go out, please practice social distancing,” the update stated.

The hospital is also asking people to pray, twice daily at 1:19. “Beginning immediately, every night at 1:19 a.m. and every day at 1:19 p.m., if you are able to, and choose to do so, we will pause to offer first a prayer of thanksgiving for the opportunity to impact people’s lives. Further, we will pray for God’s peace, replacement of fear with courage and stability around COVID-19.”

 


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