COVID-19 Updates2020-03-20T12:26:01-07:00

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Testing

To test for coronavirus (COVID-19), a patient has to meet specific criteria. If you are experiencing respiratory illness symptoms, follow these steps:


Consult with your primary care provider
Your primary care provider will determine if you meet the criteria and should be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).


Not Allowing Visitors in Hospital or Clinic

As of March 17th, Coquille Valley Hospital will not be allowing visitors inside of the hospital or clinic until further notice to best protect our patients, staff and community. Exceptions will be made for a parent of a patient who is a minor, family of end-of-life patients, and individuals needed for decision-making or communication with a patient. Please note, the Valley View Cafe is also closed to the public. We appreciate your patience and understanding and apologize for the inconvenience.

Health Alert: Coronavirus

Thank you for choosing us for your care. If you are sick and plan to seek care for possible coronavirus (COVID-19), call ahead before going to a doctor’s office or visiting our hospital, so that arrangements can be made to prevent exposure to others. If you are visiting our hospital or clinic and are experiencing a fever and cough, or other respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath, please put on a mask and clean your hands when you arrive. We have mask stations and touchless hand sanitizer available at each of our entrances.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that’s a close cousin to the SARS and MERS viruses that have caused outbreaks in the past. COVID is short for coronavirus disease. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

The Oregon Public Health Division created this video to explain when to seek treatment, if you suspect you may have contracted COVID-19.

Oregon State of Emergency

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency on Sunday, March 8, due the growing number of cases of COVID-19 in Oregon. The governor’s declaration allows for further flexibility in healthcare regulations and allocations of state resources to all providers, which we will be exploring with our regional healthcare partners to assure we are doing all we can to keep our community healthy.

Preventing the Spread of Illness

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) continues to recommend that all people in Oregon take precautions to prevent the spread of illnesses, especially those in the most at-risk groups, including older adults and people with underlying health conditions. The recommendation precautions for COVID-19 and influenza are: