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Statement regarding novel coronavirus, Covid-19

02/20/2020

2/24/19 at 10 a.m.

Both patients, who were being monitored at the hospital for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, have been treated and transferred to another location; coordinated by the CDC.

We will continue to provide care for anyone who comes to us in need because that is the job we are here to do. We are a designated and qualified facility and we are equipped. Our caregivers are well prepared; they have received training, and have practiced for these scenarios.

As our hospital, and other hospitals, will likely receive more of these patients, we will continue to follow established infection prevention protocols and precautions standard to contact and airborne illness that all our caregivers have been trained on. The safety of our patients, caregivers and community is our number one priority.

The risk is very low for exposure to Covid-19 in the US at this time. More information on prevention and treatment of the coronavirus can be obtained on the CDC website or by contacting Napa County Public Health.


Statement on behalf of Amy Herold, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Updated 2/20/20 at 5 p.m.

St. Joseph Health, Queen of the Valley Medical Center is now monitoring one patient for coronavirus, Covid-19. We continue to work closely with the CDC and Napa County Public Health to care for this patient. The second patient was treated and transferred to another CDC location; the transfer was coordinated by the CDC.

The remaining patient continues to be monitored in a special isolation room that has negative pressure to minimize the risk of exposure. We are following established infection control protocols and precautions standard to contact and airborne illness that all our caregivers have been trained on to ensure the safety and well-being of our caregivers, patients and visitors.

Queen of the Valley Medical Center is equipped to handle the virus. Our caregivers are well prepared; they have received training, have practiced for these scenarios and are wearing protective equipment to minimize their risk of exposure. No hospital operations are impacted.

The risk is very low for exposure to Covid-19 in the US at this time. More information on prevention and treatment of the coronavirus can be obtained on the CDC website or by contacting Napa County Public Health.


2/18/20 at 4 p.m.

St. Joseph Health, Queen of the Valley Medical Center is working closely with the CDC and Napa County Public Health to care for two patients who are being monitored for the novel coronavirus, Covid-19.

Out of caution, the patients are being monitored in special isolation rooms that have negative pressure to minimize the risk of exposure. We are following established infection control protocols and working closely with our partners at the CDC and Napa County Public Health to ensure the safety and well-being of our caregivers, patients and visitors.

Queen of the Valley Medical Center is equipped to handle the virus. Our caregivers are well prepared; they have received training, have practiced for these scenarios and are wearing protective equipment to minimize their risk of exposure. No hospital operations are impacted.

The risk is very low for exposure to Covid-19 in the US at this time. More information on prevention and treatment of the coronavirus can be obtained on the CDC website or by contacting Napa County Public Health.

Please read Napa County Public Health's press release on this topic.

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