Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information

Our hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking the necessary steps to ensure we are fully prepared to care for patients, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with our local and state health departments.

Below are a number of resources to help educate you and your family on COVID-19. For more information on the virus, please contact the health department.

COVID-19 Online Risk Assessment

To help support the health of our community, we are providing access to an online COVID-19 risk assessment developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This tool does NOT provide a diagnosis, and it should NOT be used as a substitute for an assessment made by a healthcare provider.

Quick Links:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov)
  • Utah Department of Health
  • TriCounty Health Department
  • Ashley Regional Medical Center COVID-19 line: 435.781.6807 (If you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19 or if you develop a cough, fever or other symptoms consistent with a respiratory illness.) 

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Visitor Restrictions, Limited Entry Points, and Other Precautionary Measures

July 16, 2020

Universal Masking

Ashley Regional Medical Center is taking every precaution to keep our patients and staff safe, and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. For this reason, we are following the CDC recommendation and local and state guidance that anyone who enters our facility must wear a face mask at all times.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own mask from home to help conserve hospital supplies for patients and staff.

Why wear a mask? Recent studies show that universal masking, in addition to practicing social distancing and proper hand hygiene, can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, especially in individuals who may not know they are ill. And until there is a vaccine, these measures are our best line of defense in protecting not only you, but also our healthcare workers and community members.

Please be smart and do your part. Wear a mask! We all have a responsibility to protect one another against the spread of COVID-19 and make our communities healthier.

For more information from the CDC on face coverings and how to make your own, click here.

To learn more about the many ways we are working to ensure your safety while you are in our care, click here.
 

May 18, 2020

At Ashley Regional Medical Center, our top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community. We continue to closely monitor the prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and follow state and federal guidance as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients. As current projections continue to indicate a lower than expected volume of COVID-19 in our region, effective Tuesday, May 19, we are easing our visitor policy as follows:

  • Patients will be limited to one WELL visitor per day, including one companion for ambulatory appointments and one support person for obstetric patients.
  • All visitors must be 12 years of age or older, will be screened upon entry and will be required to wear a mask and armband at all times while in the facility. We ask that if you have a mask, you bring your own from home.
  • Visitors who do not pass the screening at entry will be asked to reschedule their visit until they are symptom-free.
  • Visitors are NOT allowed for high-risk, isolation, immunocompromised or respiratory patients who are under observation or test positive for COVID-19.
  • We continue to screen everyone who enters our facilities for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines.

Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation as we work to maintain a safe environment for our patients and team.

CDC Information: How to Make Your Own Face Covering

Limited Visitor Guidelines May 2020

May 5, 2020

Ashley Regional Medical Center is in need of handmade masks. These can be made from any lint free fabric.

The handmade mask instructions can be found in the link below -- please note: we can only accept the "sewn cloth face covering" option in the PDF. If you are able to donate, the masks can be dropped off in the donation bin located at the Emergency Department entrance.

CDC Face Mask - DIY Instructions (PDF)

Through social distancing, hand hygiene, cleaning often touched surfaces and supporting each other, together we are making our community healthier.

Thank you for your support.

May 1, 2020

Effective today, the Main Entrance is open as another entry point. Details about open entry points, hours, screening and visitor protocol are below. 

Entry Points & Screening

All patients, staff, and providers may enter through any of the following entrances during open times. The Emergency Department entrance should be used for all after hours entries, including patient appointments scheduled after 5 pm. All individuals entering the facility will be screened and asked to wear a mask. 

  • North MOB: Open Monday-Friday 7:45 am – 7:00 pm
  • Main Entrance:  Open Monday-Friday 7 am – 5 pm
  • Women’s Center: Open Monday-Friday 7 am – 5 pm
  • ER: Open 24/7

COVID-19 masking guidelines

What Should I Do If I Have Respiratory Illness Symptoms?

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Additional Resources:

July 16: Ashley Regional Medical Center Urges Members to Wear Masks

June 29: COVID-19: How the Pandemic Made Ashley Regional Medical Center Better

June 25: Summer Safety

June 2: Maintaining a Clean and Safe Environment

May 20: Childbirth and COVID-19: Keeping Expecting Mothers and Newborns Safe at Ashley Regional Women’s Center

May 19: Ashley Regional Medical Center Eases Visitor Restrictions

May 10: Know Where to Go When You Need Care

May 7: Taking Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19

April 28: Ashley Regional Medical Center to Resume Elective and Non-Urgent Surgeries and Procedures on a Limited Basis

April 21: Minutes Matter: Don’t Put Your Heart Health On Hold During COVID-19

March 31: Ashley Regional Medical Center Accepting Donations of Medical and Protective Supplies and Equipment

March 30: Supporting Efforts to Keep Our Community Healthy

March 20: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing FAQ

Keep healthy year-round from most viruses and other infections (not specific to COVID-19). 

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Handwashing: What to Know (source: CDC.gov)

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