Make your health and safety a priority. Continue taking precautions to stay well.
Pandemic is Not Behind Us
The pandemic is not behind us. It’s more important now than ever to take the proper steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Make your health a priority and be sure to:
- Wear a mask when outside your home
- Stay at least 6’ away from others
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- If you are sick, stay home
- Avoid gatherings
For information about where to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, please refer to the public health department in your county.CDC website and FDA website.
Visitor restrictions are in place to protect patients, staff, and physicians at our facilities. Please visit the hospital site for the visiting guidelines specific to that facility.
- Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
- French Hospital Medical Center
- Marian Regional Medical Center
- St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital
- St. John’s Regional Medical Center
As always, your health and well-being are our focus, so we’ve taken steps at all of our facilities to ensure your continued safety:
- Everyone is screened for symptoms prior to entry
- Masks are required
- Visitor limitations are in place
- Enhanced cleaning protocols
If You Are Sick - Call Your Doctor
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or mild shortness of breath, call your primary care physician. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, please call 911.
Seek medical attention if you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19. Emergency warning signs include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- Extreme fatigue or new confusion
- Bluish lips or face
COVID-19 Crisis Response Guidelines
We continue to stay in close contact with the county department of health to determine the best way to care for an unprecedented surge of critically ill COVID-19 patients. If the number of patients exceeds our resources, and there are no alternate care sites available, we may need to implement triage guidelines so that limited resources are used equitably and consistent with national standards.
Triaging care during a crisis situation is the most difficult decision any care team has to make. At Dignity Health, triage guidelines are based on the unequivocal principle that we treat all patients with dignity and respect.