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.

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.) 

Visitor Restrictions and Limited Entry Points

March 27, 2020

Zero Visitors Protocol at Ashley Regional

March 27, 2020

Ashley Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone who walks through our doors. We are continuing to work closely with TriCounty Health and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the safety of our patients.

Our hospital is prepared with the appropriate plans to detect, protect and respond. We have been preparing for the potential of COVID-19 in our community for many weeks, building upon the robust emergency operations plan we have in place year-round.

Out of an abundance of caution, we have implemented a zero-visitor protocol and have further limited entry points to the hospital. Exceptions to this visitor protocol may include pediatric patients, obstetric patients, developmentally disabled adult patients and those receiving end-of-life care.

Effective Saturday, March 28, we also will further limit entry points into the facility. The following provides additional detail about entry points:

Limited Entry Points: Until otherwise notified, everyone entering the facility should come through the Emergency Department entrance with a few exceptions noted below. All other entry points will be closed until further notice.

Emergency Department: open 24/7 for patients, allowable limited visitors and staff

North Medical Office Building: ONLY patients with scheduled appointments at DinosaurLand, Dr. Shurtliff’s office, Dr. White’s office and the Infusion Center will be allowed to enter

Per CDC guidelines, everyone entering our facility will be screened for respiratory symptoms, temperature and travel history.

We want to reassure our communities that it is safe to come to the hospital should you or your family need care. We stand ready to serve you.


What Should I Do If I Have Respiratory Illness Symptoms?

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Additional Resources:

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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