Coronavirus Update

March 13, 2020

The Coronavirus, COVID-19, causes symptoms that may range from mild to serious. Because it is highly contagious, Fauquier Health has been working closely with the CDC and Virginia Department of Health to monitor the situation. To date there have been no confirmed cases in Fauquier County.

Fauquier Health has been preparing, hosting internal employee town halls and undergoing preparation training for all staff and personnel. Effective immediately, Fauquier Health has enacted new visitor policies, access and entrance policies and community attendance policies. As the local community source for healthcare, we request the community’s help and support.

We will continue to post any updated information on our website and Facebook page.

https://www.fauquierhealth.org/coronavirus-covid-19-preparedness-information

If you have traveled outside the US and are experiencing symptoms including fever, dry cough and shortness of breath, or think you have been exposed to Coronavirus, please take the following steps:

1. Call the dedicated hotline for VA’s Department of Health: 1-877-ASK-VDH3

2. Follow the instructions provided by your state Health Department. If you meet the criteria for testing, they will direct you to a site of care to be seen by a physician and, if indicated, have appropriate testing.

For more information on the coronavirus, please be sure to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.

NEW VISITOR POLICY

Effective March 13, 2020, 12pm
  • All Visitors must clear negative for illness
  • Adult inpatients will not be allowed visitors at Fauquier Hospital (exception: family of patients at end of life and Hospice caregivers)
  • Obstetric inpatients will be allowed one designated support person during their stay; no siblings
  • Pediatric ICN patients will be allowed only two designated support persons during their stay
  • Emergency Department patients will be allowed only one accompanying adult and that person’s duration of stay in patient areas will be limited
  • Minors and patients requiring assistance may have one designated support person for outpatient services

NEW FAUQUIER HEALTH ACCESS AND ENTRANCE POLICY

Effective March 13, 2020, 12pm
  • Two points of entry for all patients and visitors will be front (main) lobby entrance and ER entrance
  • Front entrance operating hours have CHANGED to Monday through Friday, 5:30am-7:00pm. After 7:00pm, all patients and visitors will be required to enter through the ER entrance
  • Front entrance will be CLOSED on Saturdays and Sundays. All patients and visitors will be required to enter through the ER entrance
  • All patients and visitors will need to receive required screening for entrance approval into the facility
  • All patients and visitors must meet visitor policy

NEW COMMUNITY POLICY

Effective March 13, 2020, 12pm
  • The Bistro on the Hill will be closed to all outside patrons/parties coming in to have a meal (includes Senior Supper attendees and support group meetings)
  • The Bistro on the Hill will only serve to Fauquier Health staff, healthy visitors accompanying patients and patients themselves
  • All external activities held at the Fauquier Health Conference Center rooms are cancelled until further notice

Quick Links:

Below are a number of resources to help educate you and your family on COVID-19. For more information on the virus, please contact the Virginia Department of Health who has established a dedicated phone line, 1-877-ASK-VDH3, or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.

Be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions document to help address the commonly asked questions related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).