This page provides the Virtua Health community with information about the COVID-19 outbreak.If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are experiencing symptoms, such as cough, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing, call your primary care provider or Virtua’s COVID-19 hotline, seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to midnight at 888-847-8823.
Learn about Virtua eVisits, offering secure, convenient, online care from a Virtua health care provider, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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For the health and safety of our patients and their families as well as our staff and the communities we serve, Virtua Health has implemented a no visitation/no-access policy for all inpatient and outpatient locations, including the Emergency Department, with limited exceptions for the following:
The limited exception visitors must wash or sanitize hands prior to entering patient care areas. Anyone coughing or showing other signs of illness will be asked to kindly leave and visit remotely.
As our first priority is to protect our patients, our staff, and the community, Virtua has made the decision to postpone elective procedures beginning Monday, March 16. Your provider will reach out to you to reschedule your procedure. We will regularly reassess this decision and will keep you updated. We will continue to perform all emergency and urgent procedures and surgeries.
For the health and safety of our staff and of the communities we serve, Virtua Health has made the decision to temporarily suspend classes and events, and close our fitness centers. Please see the links below for more information.
We have also made changes to our Mobile Farmers Market. We are working hard to provide our communities with access to healthy and affordable fruits and vegetables in the safest possible way.
We continue to do our best to provide our customers with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, though we are subject to what is available to us.
To help minimize the potential spread of the novel coronavirus, we have added the following safety measures:
Currently, there’s no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends these everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 or the flu:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you’re sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Virtua Health convened a multidisciplinary taskforce and developed a comprehensive response plan around COVID-19. Our clinical teams have implemented screening procedures and are actively examining this continuously changing situation. Additionally, we are closely collaborating with the CDC as well as the New Jersey Department of Health to help ensure the well-being of our colleagues, clinicians, patients, and visitors.
The health of our patients, physicians, clinicians, colleagues, and visitors is our top priority. As such, we encourage you to visit the page often and check the links above to stay up to date on our policies for visitors, our urgent care centers, elective procedures, and our programs.
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