To help reduce the spread of respiratory illness, our visitation policy has been adjusted.
The CDC has produced a series of videos for the American Sign Language community on COVID-19.
Throughout the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the safety of HCA Healthcare patients and visitors remains our top priority. We regularly treat patients with infectious diseases and our clinical teams are highly trained in infection prevention protocols. When our communities face a threat to their health and safety, like that of a global pandemic, we are committed to stepping up and stepping in where we are needed most. HCA Healthcare continues to closely monitor COVID-19 developments in partnership with our local and state health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We remain committed to continuing our relentless pursuit of serving our patients during this unprecedented time.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person to person, including between people who are physically near each other (within about six feet). People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others. We are still learning about how the virus spreads and the severity of illness it causes.
Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:
People of any age, even healthy young adults and children, can get COVID-19. Currently, those at greatest risk of infection are persons who have had prolonged, unprotected close contact with a symptomatic, confirmed COVID-19 patient.
Seek emergency medical care for COVID-19 if you are showing any of these symptoms:
Always call 911 if you think you are experiencing an emergency.
No, the symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. However, children with confirmed COVID-19 have generally presented with mild symptoms similar to a cold, including fever, runny nose and cough. Vomiting and diarrhea have also been reported. Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at any higher risk or more susceptible to COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, infections in children are less common and adults make up most of the known cases to date.
Contact your healthcare provider or your local health department for testing availability and criteria. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have not been vaccinated and have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, it is still important to stay home even if you are not tested.
Our facilities are among the safest possible places to seek care at this time, and we have implemented several protective measures to create a safe environment for our patients, visitors and staff. We have strong protocols in place and are following all guidelines set forth by the CDC to ensure a safe care environment. Please review our current enhanced safety precautions.
Authorized COVID-19 vaccines can help protect you from COVID-19. Please read our COVID-19 vaccine FAQs to learn more.
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