Coronavirus Information

We are requesting any patient that feels they need to be tested for COVID-19 please CALL FIRST.

 

Below are hotline #s for our FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS and ER:

 

Cazenovia – 315-228-3017
Morrisville – 315-228-3018
Munnsville – 315-228-3019
Waterville – 315-228-3020
Hamilton – 315-228-3021
ER – 315-228-3022
 

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

 

Novel Coronavirus

 

  • New virus first found in China.
  • Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause mild illnesses like a cold, to more serious illnesses like pneumonia.
  • Infections with this new virus have been reported in many countries, including the U.S. For the updated list of affected areas, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.
  • Most people (80%) with COVID-19 will feel like they have a bad cold or the flu. Some people will require hospitalization. People who are at most risk for severe illness are elderly or have other underlying health conditions.

 

Prevent the spread of CoronavirusWhat should you do?

You should go about your daily lives, but take certain precautions:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands).
  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • If you feel sick, stay home.
  • Should you become ill, contact your doctor first before visiting their office to make arrangements for care.
  • If you are well you do not need to wear a facemask. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms to prevent the spread of the disease or by health care providers.
  • Avoid public places and events with large crowds to lower the chances of coming into contact with germs that could make you sick.
  • Make sure you have enough prescription medications and fever reducing medication to last you if you get sick and need to stay home while you are sick.
  • Stock up on a week or two of foods and drinks you like to have when you are sick like chicken noodle soup and hydrating drinks.
  • Keep cleaning supplies on hand, consider use of a bleach solution or alcohol wipes to clean and disinfect surfaces at home or work.

 

Stay informed

 

No Visitor PolicyEFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Community Memorial is putting in place a ‘no visitor’ policy as advised by the NYS Department of Health, effective immediately.

This applies to all patient care areas except the following.

Patients in the Comfort Care area are allowed one visitor only.

 As a reminder:

• Visitors with respiratory symptoms, fever, cough or other flu-like symptoms are not allowed.
• Children under the age of 15 are not allowed.

If you have questions, contact Infection Control, a Nursing Supervisor, or Administration.

Community Memorial will be resuming OUTPATIENT elective surgeries starting Tuesday, April 28th.

Patients that had elective surgeries cancelled should reach out to their surgeon and/or primary care provider to reschedule.