What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

The care and safety of our patients and staff is our highest priority. We are closely monitoring all developments with Coronavirus (COVID-19), and our staff is following the latest guidance from local and state health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For all the latest information, please visit the Coronavirus Resource Page on the Insider.

We are also focused on the health of our volunteers. For this reason, we are suspending the volunteer program at all of our hospital campuses and temporarily closing our Senior Centers in Hot Springs.

Coworkers are asked to tell their manager if they have traveled to China, Japan, Iran, Italy and / or cruises since Feb. 10, 2020. If you plan to travel to any of the areas above in the next 60 days, please visit the Insider to report your travel plans.

The tips below are a helpful reminder for you and your family for reducing the risk of exposure:

  • Wash your hands. A thorough handwashing with soap and water is very effective at helping to prevent the spread of germs, and hand sanitizer should be used when access to soap and water is limited.
  • Rest and limit interactions with others when sick. This is so important not only for your body and the rest it needs, but also for those around you who may be exposed to the illness affecting you.
  • Use a Kleenex or an elbow, never a hand. Sneezing and coughing are part of life during cold and flu season as well as for those people who experience seasonal allergies. By coughing or sneezing into your elbow or by using a Kleenex, you can help prevent the spray of germs into the air and onto your hands.
  • Do not rub or touch your face. The eyes, nose, and mouth are easy entry points for germs into our bodies. It is especially important that you avoid touching your face as much as possible to help ensure you do not accidentally expose yourself to the germs on your hands.