Coronavirus - COVID-19
Stay Safe. Stop the Spread of Germs.
What Should I Do If I Am Not Sick?
- Stay at home as much as possible, to protect yourself and others.
- Only go out for essential needs and for outdoor exercise away from others.
- Plan ahead to minimize trips for groceries and other essential needs.
- Always keep a safe distance from those outside your household (6 feet or more), and don’t invite visitors into your home.
- Wear a facemask (non-medical grade) if you must go out in public.
- Maintain healthy habits – exercise, eat healthy foods, and don’t smoke.
Seek help if you need it. Call 211 if you need assistance, or if you are in a medical emergency call 911.
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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.
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. The results of the test may not be available for 4-5 days.
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.
Pasos de Prevención
Information & Education
A listing of information, education and resources from Cottage Health and community organizations.
Temporary Restriction of Hospital Visitors
Most elective procedures are being rescheduled to help conserve essential hospital supplies and resources, and to help people avoid unnecessary close contact.
To protect the health of vulnerable patients and essential health care workers, it is necessary at this time for our hospitals to restrict visits.
Health Officer Statement
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
Safe Food Net Distribution Sites
Foodbank Santa Barbara County is hosting additional food distributions in order to meet the growing need in the community caused by COVID-19.
List of Sites Near You