Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is working to prepare for any coronavirus (COVID-19) patients that may present themselves to the hospital.
On Monday, the Emergency Room Entrance will have an outdoor screening station that will screen any patient prior to entering the building.
On Monday at noon, the Fitness & Health Center will be closed until further notice.
The most important thing for the community to do is stay away from the hospital if you do not need to be there. That includes visiting patients. No one under the age of 18 are allowed to visit or accompany a patient. More details on visitor restrictions can be found at www.bvrmc.org.
Departments that schedule patients for non-emergency appointments will continue to see patients at this time, but may be limiting appointments as needed. Please call ahead if you have any concerns regarding your non-emergency appointments to 712.732.4030.
For more information on BVRMC updates, go to www.bvrmc.org. You will also find a link to the Center for Disease Control and the Iowa Department of Public Health, which will give you the most up-to-date information on how to best prepare and symptoms to look for.
People can also dial 211 from their phone for additional information on COVID-19. 211 provides callers with information about and referrals to social services for every day needs and in times of crisis.