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

COVID-19 Updates

Infection Prevention Practices

Coquille Valley Hospital has implemented the most current, up-to-date Infection Prevention practices to keep our patients, our staff, and our community as safe as possible!

Here are some of the actions we have taken to align with the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Oregon Health Authority guidelines to protect against COVID-19:

COVID-19 Patient And Visitor Guidance

  • OUTPATIENTS & VISITORS: When you arrive, please enter the facility from the front main entrance. Afterhours, you may enter through the Emergency Department entrance.
  • ED PATIENTS: Our Emergency Department entrance is accessible to the public 24/7.
  • PATIENT ACCESS TO SUPPORT PERSONS WHILE IN THE HOSPITAL: If you need assistance in communicating with hospital staff, making health care decisions, understanding health care information, or in engaging in activities of daily living due to a disability, you have the right to have a designated support person present during the duration of your Emergency Department visit and inpatient hospital stay [Oregon Health Authority Temporary Rule: OAR 333-501-0055, 333-505-0033, and 333-505-0055].


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Antibody Testing Now Available at Coquille Valley Hospital

Antibody testing, also called serology testing, is used to identify the presence of immune response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It is a critical component to our nation’s response to the pandemic. This test is only intended to detect IgG antibodies to the virus. It does not diagnose active or recent infection. For IgG antibodies to be detected, you must be symptom-free (no fever or cough) for two weeks prior to testing. No prior physician’s order or referral needed.

Respiratory Therapists: Unsung Heroes

By: Lucinda Tatman RCP, Cardiopulmonary Services Manager

Respiratory Therapists across the nation have too often only been silent heroes during this pandemic. There are a reported 111,000 Respiratory Therapists in the USA. That number pales in comparison to nurses and physicians; however, Respiratory Therapists’ contributions to healthcare are profound. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics report a job growth need of 21% between 2018-2028, which is considered much faster than the average.


What To Do If You Have COVID-19 Symptoms


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).


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.