The safety of our patients, employees and community is our highest priority. On this page, you'll learn about COVID-19 safety and prevention measures. You'll also find links to more COVID-19 information.

How We Keep You Safe

Our hospitals and clinics are using appropriate infection prevention measures to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

  • Visitor restrictions: We are limiting visitors in our hospitals and clinics to reduce possible exposures.
  • Wearing masks: Patients and visitors are no longer required to wear masks at outpatient clinics. Masks may still be required in some inpatient areas.
  • Testing and treatment: Patients are tested for COVID-19 upon admission and before any surgeries. COVID-19 treatments are available that significantly reduce the risk of serious illness. Learn more about testing and treatment.
  • Quarantining: We have separate units for COVID-19 patients, which use strict care plans to avoid the spread of infection.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting: We've implemented appropriate cleaning procedures in our facilities.
  • Using PPE: Our providers are prepared with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) that is recommended for your care.
  • Social distancing: We're staggering appointments and encouraging physical distancing so fewer people are in our waiting rooms at one time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I protect myself and loved ones?

One of the most effective ways to prevent serious illness from COVID-19 is vaccination — learn about vaccines and appointments. As applicable, you should also continue practicing the CDC prevention guidelines.

Are children more at risk of infection or serious illness from COVID-19?

No. Most cases of COVID-19 currently involve adults. Though severe illness is uncommon for both healthy children and adults, your child may be more at risk if he or she has other health conditions.

Visit our Children's Hospital website to learn more about what COVID-19 means for kids, parents and expecting moms.

What should I do if I have symptoms?

If you’re experiencing mild to moderate fever, cough or difficulty breathing and think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, you may want to call your doctor (especially if you're more at risk of serious illness). Your doctor will help you understand what to do next based on your unique health needs. Most people are able to recover from COVID-19 by resting at home.

If you are experiencing the following severe symptoms, please visit the emergency room or call 911:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone


What do I do if I was exposed to someone who has now tested positive?

In most cases, you should get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or if it's been at least five days since you were in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Learn what to do if you have COVID-19 on the CDC's website. You should also follow the CDC's quarantine and isolation guidelines to limit your exposure to others in the event that you are contagious.

Where can I learn more about COVID-19?

Visit our COVID-19 condition page to learn about risks, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.