Coronavirus - COVID-19
Masked and Mighty
When it comes to fighting COVID, be Masked and mighty. We can stop the spread of the virus if we work together. Stay Masked and Mighty, Santa Barbara.
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COVID-19 Daily Report
Cottage Health is providing ongoing care for our community and has isolation precautions in place for COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.
Cottage Health and our community partners are providing articles and resources for those concerned with their overall health and well-being.
What Are the Symptoms of COVID-19?
Offering free online visits from home for individuals who may have COVID-19 symptoms.
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Most people with COVID-19 will not require hospitalization. Testing for the virus may be ordered by a physician, after assessment of symptoms and risk factors.
Possible symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, difficulty breathing, fatigue/weakness, new loss of taste or smell and diarrhea.
What If I Develop Symptoms?
Please call your doctor for guidance if you develop symptoms, or visit Cottage CareNow for a COVID-19 assessment and guidance.
Call ahead if you are going to visit your healthcare provider in person, so precautions can be taken to prevent spread of germs.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 seeking care at our hospital emergency departments will be screened and triaged based on symptoms.
What If I Am Tested for COVID-19?
If you have been tested for COVID-19, you and others in your household will be required to remain in isolation at home until your provider confirms a negative COVID-19 test result.
You are also required to follow the prevention steps until you are notified of a negative COVID-19 result and your physician or local or state health department says you can return to your normal activities.
Information & Education
A listing of information, education and resources from Cottage Health and community organizations.
Temporary Restriction of Hospital Visitors
To protect the health of vulnerable patients and essential health care workers, it is necessary at this time for our hospitals to limit visits.
Hospital Visitor Policy Update
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. Visitation policies may vary by care location and hospital unit. Please call ahead for specific guidance on visiting a patient.
Temporary Restriction of Hospital Visitors
A listing of articles & resources from Cottage Health and community partners relating to overall health and well-being.
Medical Supply Donations
Although work began early to manage and conserve supplies, the COVID-19 situation is evolving day by day. The global demand has overwhelmed the limited supplies being manufactured by some of the typical supply chain.
Based on market supply availability and projected usage, Cottage anticipates supply challenges for protective equipment including: medical goggles, face shields, protective masks and gowns.
Cottage Health will be accepting donations of medical supplies in case they are needed in coming weeks.
It is important that members of the public do not enter hospital lobbies to make supply donations. Hospitals are under a health officer order not to allow visitors.
Donation Center Info
Guidelines on Donations of Food, Flowers and Sundry Items
Cottage Health is fortunate to have the support and solidarity of our community, friends and neighbors. Many individuals and organizations have generously offered support and encouragement to Cottage Health staff through contributions of food, flowers, candy and other items of comfort.
Guidelines for Donations
Masks - Making and Cleaning
Cottage Health is offering guides for making your own masks at home and how to properly wear, remove, and wash cloth face coverings.
CDPH Crisis Care
CDPH Crisis Care Guidelines
Cottage Health is responding to the ongoing and surging COVID-19 pandemic. Our care continuum plan for surge operations and crisis care during public emergency is guided California Department of Public Health’s framework on best practices, ethical principles and commitment to equity in care.
Crisis Care Guidelines
Note on website images: Photographs in our hospitals showing groups without masks were taken prior to March 2020.