Fairfield Medical Center continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are the precautions our facilities are taking in response to recent events.
COVID-19 Call Center
Fairfield Medical Center’s COVID-19 call center is available to answer the community’s questions regarding coronavirus protection, preparation and precautions. The call center is staffed with medical professionals in order to provide accurate, up-to-date information, and can be reached 24/7 by calling 740-687-8818.
Current Visitation Restrictions
No visitation is permitted at Fairfield Medical Center until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation at this time!
We have put additional precautions in place to ensure the safety of patients, visitors and staff. In the event of a suspected or confirmed patient with COVID-19, visitation is always restricted to that patient. No visitation at Fairfield Medical Center main campus location is permitted.
Learn more about current restrictions and policies here.
Recommendations for Employers
As businesses across the region begin to screen employees for symptoms of COVID-19 before the start of the work day, most notably through temperature checks, Fairfield Medical Center infectious disease physician Dr. Andrew Dagg-Murry wants to prepare the community and employers for what should happen next.
“If someone has a fever, do not send them to the emergency department or urgent care,” Dr. Dagg-Murry said. Instead, individuals should be instructed to go home and self-isolate. From that point, they should monitor symptoms closely and seek medical attention if their condition worsens or becomes severe. “And always call ahead before arriving,” the doctor reminded.
For the vast majority of individuals, COVID-19 will cause mild to moderate symptoms before resolving and may not require testing. “Employees should be without symptoms for a week, and fever free – without the use of medication – for three consecutive days before returning to work,” said Dr. Dagg-Murry. Upon returning to work, employees should wear a standard isolation mask for 7 days.
How You Can Help
Together we are strong, and we will persevere through this surreal time. While it’s impossible to truly predict what kind of impact COVID-19 will have on our community, we are taking every step necessary to ready ourselves for the future.
Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
Andrew Dagg-Murry, M.D., FHP Infectious Disease at Fairfield Medical Center shares tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Andrew Dagg-Murry, M.D., FHP Infectious Disease at Fairfield Medical Center shares tips for proper use of a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.