March 20, 2020
Dear Eastern Plumas Health Care Community Members:
We want to provide an important update about how the COVID-19 situation is being handled at Eastern Plumas Health Care.
Eastern Plumas Health Care is working closely with the State of California, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Plumas and Sierra Counties to coordinate a response and contain the spread of the virus if it arrives in our community. If our community stays current with the changing guidance from the State of California, we should be able to successfully limit the number of positive cases in our area.
Within the hospital and Long Term Care facilities we are following the CDC recommendations for Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Our team is being very proactive in developing new patient care and contact processes to keep our community and healthcare team as safe as possible.
We have limited the access to the facility to the main entrance only. The emergency department entrance will only be open to those arriving by ambulance. Regular visiting hours have been suspended to protect our most vulnerable patients.
If you are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or are concerned about your symptoms, please contact your medical provider.