As the COVID-19 situation evolves, it’s important to stay informed. Our team is constantly taking preventive measures to ensure the safety and cleanliness of Adams Memorial Hospital. To stop the spread of disease, the CDC emphasizes the importance of washing hands often, staying home if you are sick, cleaning frequently touched objects, wearing a mask, covering coughs and sneezes and keeping six feet of space between you and your friends.
Frequently Asked Questions
A. Indiana has four common strains of coronaviruses that circulate through our state every year. These are not new or novel, and we are able to test for them through our local laboratories. A diagnosis of coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43 or HKU1 is NOT the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. These are very different viruses, and patients will be evaluated and cared for differently.
A. Most often, spread of the disease is from person to person in close contact (within approximately six feet). Person-to-person spread is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory illnesses are spread. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby and can be inhaled into the lungs. It is believed that individuals can become infected with COVID-19 by touching a contaminated surface then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes; however, that risk is very low.
A. Follow this link to the CDC’s webpage covering COVID-19 symptoms. This is an excellent resource and includes a symptom checker that patients can use to determine the appropriate level of care required.
A. This information is evolving daily. The following websites are reputable sources with up-to-date information.
A. Follow these links to the CDC’s webpage and Indiana State Department of Health’s webpage covering current quarantine guidelines for COVID-19 infection.
We recognize the sacrifices all Hoosiers have made to support the fight against COVID-19. From providing snacks and meals to those in need to sharing messages of encouragement, Adams Health is grateful for our community’s strength and generosity. Thank you for choosing Adams Memorial Hospital and allowing us to take care of you.