Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The health of our patients, visitors, employees and physicians is our highest priority. We are working closely with the City of Waterbury Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to respond to any potential coronavirus cases in our community.
Our hospital is following the latest CDC and public agency guidelines and are prepared to identify, isolate and treat patients who seek care at our facility. Our staff also has received additional training.
What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms of coronavirus?
If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community:
- Stay home if you are experiencing mild symptoms. You should restrict activities outside of your home, except for getting medical care.
- Contact your healthcare provider if your illness is worsening (i.e., difficulty breathing). Reach out to your healthcare provider by calling ahead. Tell your provider that you have or may have coronavirus-like symptoms so the staff can take steps to keep other patients from getting infected.
- Wear a face mask when you are around other people to help prevent the spread of the virus.
When should I seek medical care?
If you are experiencing a severe medical emergency, such as shortness of breath, chest pain or altered mental status, please call 911 and request an ambulance.
Where can I get more information?
To learn more the coronavirus, visit the CDC, World Health Organization and the State of Connecticut Coronavirus websites.
Wash your hands
frequently with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not readily available.
Use face masks
if you are coughing or sneezing. If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with a suspected infection.
Avoid close contact
with people who are sick. Stay home when you are sick. Do not expose others. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and call in advance.
Cover your cough or sneeze
with a tissue, or into your flexed elbow when tissue is not available, then throw the tissue in the trash. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Clean and disinfect
frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular cleaning spray or wipe.