MASKING WHILE AT BAY AREA HOSPITAL
Oregon state has lifted the masking guidelines for indoor public places. The Oregon Health Authority were lifted on April 3, 2023, so employees, patients, and visitors are no longer required to wear masks in health care settings. Masks are required throughout an entire patient’s care cycle – when a patient first comes to the facility until the time of discharge. Hospital staff will gladly wear masks if requested to do so by patients or family members.
If you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms, to help protect our healthcare providers and the people they care for, please continue to wear a mask while visiting Bay Area Hospital and Bay Area Cancer Center. Thank you for doing your part in helping improve the health of our community every day.
Oregon Health Authority has the most updated information regarding testing and vaccinations. After seeing a decrease in COVID-19 positivity rates, OHA has transitioned COVID testing to our community partners. For the most current list of vaccination clinics and COVID-19 testing centers in Coos County, please visit Oregon Health Authority https://getvaccinated.oregon.gov/
SAFETY TOP PRIORITY IN COVID-19 PATIENT CARE
Looking at available resources, ensuring staff are educated on the virus and symptoms, and keeping up to speed on current guidance from both the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Bay Area Hospital has developed policies and systems of patient flow to maximize the safety of staff, providers, patients, and visitors to the hospital. That being said, policies have been rolled out to support our safety goals. The below are links to the most up-to-date developments you need to know about COVID-19.
Bay Area Hospital is currently not offering REGEN-COV (casirivimab and imdevimab) for the treatment or post-exposure prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Regeneron, the Monoclonal Antibodies is not available; however, we are working with our community partners to develop plans for this to be offered in the community.
Links to trusted sources of information:
COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone age 5 and older. Find a vaccination site on Oregon Health Authority’s Vaccine Finder https://getvaccinated.oregon.gov/#/