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Published on January 04, 2022

COVID-19 Update from Cottage Health – January 3, 2022

At SBCH, 23 hospitalized patients have confirmed COVID. Of these, 1 is in critical care.

Compared to two weeks ago (December 20, 2021), the number of hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID was 8.

Visitor Policy Update

With the new surge of COVID cases now rapidly spreading throughout our community, it is necessary to pause visitation at Cottage Health to best protect patients and staff. As of Wednesday, January 5, 2022, no visitors will be allowed for most patients in the hospitals.

This is a difficult decision but it is critical that our hospitals maintain capacity for ongoing care. We appreciate the community’s efforts to maintain safe practices and look forward to when we can again invite visitors back into the hospitals as safely as possible.

The community can help by using all tools available to prevent the spread of COVID: getting a vaccination and a booster when eligible, testing, isolating if positive or symptomatic, masking and distancing.

Hospital Visitor Policy Update

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To maintain hospital safety for ongoing care, Cottage Health continues to use both Public Health Department recommendations and the current community transmission rate in making decisions on temporary visitor limitations.

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