COVID-19 Vaccine

Corona Regional Medical Center is not able to vaccinate the general public at this time. We are following the federal guidelines to vaccinate frontline healthcare employees first. The initial, limited quantity of vaccinations is being administered to doctors, nurses and other hospital employees directly involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. We will provide updates when available. Thank you.

COVID-19 Information, Precautions and Guidance

Care During a Public Health Crisis

The safety of our patients and staff has always been and remains our top priority. We are now enduring a dangerous phase of this pandemic as the COVID-19 virus surges across the state and our state is experiencing reduced resources available to hospitals and patients, such as medical supplies, equipment and personnel.

While we have been actively monitoring and responding to all recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health since the onset of COVID-19 — and have implemented extraordinary measures and additional protocols to help ensure a safe and clean environment for our patients, physicians, staff and community — the sustained public health emergency necessitates all California hospitals to define and implement Crisis Standards of Care. Utilizing established best practices and guided by ethical principles and a commitment to equity, this guidance provides a framework to help healthcare providers plan for and make critical decisions. It aims to ensure that, despite being faced with a crisis situation, we are able to continue to provide healthcare services in a coordinated and thoughtful manner, using an established framework, procedures and guidance.

Critical Care Resource Plan

We are doing everything we can to avoid reaching extreme crisis; however, our greatest immediate hope in this hard-fought battle against this virus is that citizens will heed the advice of our trusted public health leaders: physical distancing, limiting our gatherings, wearing masks, and respecting the guidance of our healthcare workers. By doing so, you are saving lives — and you are helping our teams be there for their families, as well. 

Thank you for entrusting your care to us. When you or your loved ones need services, know that we are here to deliver a superior healthcare experience.

Watch this interview with Dr. Aimee French, ICU Director at Corona Regional, where she discusses COVID-19, its surge in our county, and how we can continue to care for ourselves and our loved ones during this pandemic.

Emergency Department – Do Not Delay in Seeking Critical Care

Our Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 to serve those with emergency medical conditions. Individuals experiencing serious injuries or medical symptoms such as chest pain, numbness, difficulty breathing or mental confusion should call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department. It could save your life.

Our rooms are private and have an additional layer of protection with the utilization of UV light technology that kills germs once a room is unoccupied. Curtains and doors are kept closed and patients are separated based on symptoms.

Individuals Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office or an Urgent Care Center.

If you need help deciding if you should seek medical care, access the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker on the CDC COVID-19 Symptoms page by clicking on the Coronavirus Self-Checker button at the top of the page.

Hospital Services and Programs

The hospital is fully operational. We are monitoring for symptoms in patients and implementing isolation protocols, if needed.

Most community health education programs offered by the hospital in the near term have been canceled or postponed; please follow the hospital on Facebook for updates.

Elective Procedures

Our surgery teams are working with physician offices to accommodate the scheduling of surgeries and procedures that were postponed due to COVID-19 or that may have recently become a health priority. If you are scheduled for a procedure, please confirm with your doctor that it remains on schedule. Please see the Visitation section below for information on visitors dropping off and picking up patients for outpatient surgery.

LIMITED VISITATION — Be an Advocate for Your Loved One’s Care

Consistent with city and county efforts around social distancing to limit the exposure to individuals who may have contracted COVID-19 but are at that time asymptomatic, we have revised our Visitation Policies to help protect our patients and their loved ones.

The following is in effect until further notice:

  • Visitors are not permitted on the inpatient floors of the main hospital or in the ER. Limited visitation is permitted in outpatient surgery, in compassionate care/end-of-life situations and for maternity/neonatal patients. In these cases, visitors will be limited to a specific room only and must wear a mask, which we request that you bring with you.
  • ER – No visitors are allowed. Minors may have one negative-screened parent or guardian accompany them. Patients with a cognitive or developmental disability may have a negative-screened support person, if medically necessary.
  • Outpatient Surgery – One visitor may accompany the patient for pre-op and post-op consult in Outpatient Surgery areas. Both patient and visitor are required to wear a mask upon arrival. The visitor will need to leave before the surgery starts and may not wait in the waiting room. The visitor will be notified via cell phone when the patient is ready to be given their discharge information and picked up. The visitor needs to wear a mask again upon reentry into the hospital, going directly to the designated patient discharge area. If the patient is admitted, the visitor must depart as no visitation is allowed on the inpatient units.
  • Visitors are subject to temperature check and screening upon arrival at the hospital. Individuals will be prohibited from entering the hospital if they:
    • Have been in contact within the last 14 days with a person suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19
    • Have had a cough or flu-like symptoms, including sore throat, headache, muscle aches, nausea, diarrhea, or abdominal pain, or loss of taste or smell in the last 24 hours
    • Felt feverish or experienced chills in the last 48 hours
    • Had a fever of 100°F or greater in the last 48 hours
  • Travel history will be queried; those who have had travel outside the country or domestically within the last 14 days will not be permitted to proceed within the hospital.

Thank you for your cooperation and for being an advocate for the health and care of your loved ones and all hospitalized patients.

Prevention

The CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures.

  • Social distancing – avoiding crowds and crowded spaces, avoiding handshaking and hugging, deliberately staying at least six feet away from other people, and replacing in-person visits with remote check-ins using technology.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60–95% alcohol.
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms.

Additional Resources

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