Baptist Health Care COVID-19 Update #5 March 26, 2020
- We have two presumptive positive patients in our care at Gulf Breeze Hospital and one presumptive positive patient in our care at Baptist hospital. We are following all CDC protocols to ensure the safety of our patients and team members.
- Baptist will open a second COVID-19 screening center this Friday, March 27 in south Santa Rosa County to evaluate people with respiratory illness and COVID-19 symptoms. To better and more safely serve our community members, this Baptist Medical Group location is set up to provide a controlled environment that applies the social distancing guidelines that are encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The center’s focus is to provide a more comprehensive treatment program by screening those who may have COVID-19 and treating people with Flu-A, Flu-B, pneumonia or other respiratory illnesses.
- We have established limited entry points as well as updated visitor policies at all Baptist Medical Parks Andrews Institute and Baptist Medical Group clinics. Signage will provide direction to the proper entrance, and each person entering the facility will be screened with questions and a temperature check in accordance with CDC guidelines. For more information: https://www.ebaptisthealthcare.org/Health/changes-in-visitation-policy #COVID19