Oct 10, 2020 12:26 PM

Chadron Community Hospital reminds community of the importance of masks, social distancing

Posted Oct 10, 2020 12:26 PM

CHADRON ― Chadron Community Hospital would like to remind the community and region that it is more important than ever to wear masks and practice social distancing. Our area is currently experiencing an increased number of COVID‐19 cases and increased hospitalization rates.

Hospitals in Nebraska are nearing capacity and shortages of personal protective equipment and testing supplies continue to pose a threat to health care workers and patients alike. For this reason, the medical profession is urging the public to take the simple steps we know will help stop the spread of the virus: wearing a face mask, maintaining physical distancing and washing hands.

To those of you that are already doing your part to help to stop the spread, thank you. Your actions are critical in stopping the uncontrolled transmission of COVID‐19.

Chadron Community Hospital continues to follow a no visitor policy (with very limited exceptions) due to the increased risk of COVID‐19 exposure.

We ask that anyone in the region who has potentially been exposed to COVID‐19 and has a fever, cough, or shortness of breath call 308‐747‐2466 before coming to Chadron Community Hospital. Healthcare providers

will determine if the patient can be cared for at home or if screening is necessary.