COVID-19 Information

Keep up with everything you need to know about COVID-19, including visitor restrictions at Adams Memorial Hospital, how to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine and how to get a COVID-19 test.

COVID-19 Information

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.

Masks, Health and Safety Information

Patients and visitors are no longer required to wear a mask at Adams Memorial Hospital unless they are exhibiting respiratory symptoms while seeking treatment or visiting patients at Adams Memorial Hospital.  If you are wearing a mask, face masks must cover the nose and mouth.

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Visiting Hours

Adams Memorial Hospital recognizes the important role that visitors can have in the healing process. However, we also recognize the need to set parameters on visitation to enhance quality of care.

Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the following units: Medical Surgical and Intensive Care. Maternity Center visiting hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hand washing is always encouraged. Visitors may enter the building at the main entrance daily between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Emergency Department entrance is open 24/7.

Hospital professionals will use their best clinical judgment to determine when visitation would interfere with the care of the patient and/or the care of other patients. Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments or when the physician or caregiver needs to perform patient exams/care. We recommend children under age 12 be accompanied by an adult. Emergency patients will be limited to one support individual at the direction of the nursing staff.

Who's Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine

To check eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine, call 1-833-724-DOCS (3627). An adult must accompany a child; parental consent is required for minors.

Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccine with Your Adams Primary Care Provider

Patients ages 18 and older with an Adams MyChart account now have the option to directly schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointment at any Adams Medical Group primary care location through MyChart or by calling 1-833-724-DOCS (3627) for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV) and now COVID-19. The viruses are typically zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Coronaviruses get their name from a distinctive corona, or “crown,” of sugary proteins that appear around the virus under a microscope.

A. A novel coronavirus (nCov) is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The 2019 novel coronavirus is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among people and cause mild illnesses like the common cold. A novel virus, even if mild, often has a significant impact on the population because communities do not have herd immunity against it.

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. Follow these links to the CDC’s webpage and Indiana State Department of Health’s webpage covering current quarantine guidelines for COVID-19 infection.

Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline

Indiana State Department of Health has established a hotline for all health care workers and the public. Please refer all questions about COVID-19 to the following numbers:

Thank You

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.

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