Update for Toccoa-Stephens County on Preparedness for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Update for Toccoa-Stephens County on preparedness for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Stephens County Hospital and Stephens County Hospital Physicians Group are prepared and equipped to treat you and your loved ones should COVID-19 present itself in our community. The hospital has a dedicated position to infectious disease and our staff receives continuous updates about COVID-19 from the GA Department of Public Health and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). “Our team is being vigilant with education and training. The hospital has formed a team to ensure we are getting real-time updates out to clinicians and the facility is equipped to care for and isolate any patients presenting with signs and symptoms of COVID-19.” says CEO Michael Hester.
COVID-19 presents similar symptoms of a common cold and/or flu. Most individuals recover with supportive therapies such as fluid, rest, and over the counter fever reducers. The most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your family is to wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Please stay home if you are running a fever as this will also help prevent the spread of viruses.
Thank you for allowing Stephens County Hospital and Stephens County Hospital Physicians Group the opportunity to serve your healthcare needs. We wish you and your family continued health and wellness.