Contact: Mia Mothershed
Jackson Hospital is committed to the River Region community as we stand on the frontlines fighting against COVID-19. Keeping patients healthy and safe is central to our mission. The Jackson Hospital staff remain consistent in year-round emergency preparedness training; as our protocols to care for patients ensures the safety of hospital staff, visitors and the community. Additionally, we are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and the Alabama Department of Public Health to coordinate pandemic response efforts.
Positive cases of COVID-19 within our facility will be reported to the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers of Disease Control, as mandated. We currently have 10 in-patients pending test results, who are being cared for using the appropriate CDC recommended isolation protocols. As COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving public health situation, we recommend if anyone has been diagnosed or suspect they may have contracted this virus, self-quarantine until they can be tested or they are symptom-free for a total of seven days.
Visitor restrictions and additional safety protocols have been increased throughout the hospital and we thank the public for helping us reduce the number of persons entering our facilities.
Cornavirus (COVID-19) Visitor Restrictions
In accordance with Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s Health Order issued on March 19, 2020, Jackson Hospital is prohibiting all visitors.
What should you do if you think you have contracted COVID-19?
If you have recently traveled to any geographic area of concern or were in contact with someone with COVID-19 and you are experiencing a fever over 100.4 degrees, cough or have difficulty breathing, follow these steps:
- In Montgomery call 334-747-0150. In Wetumpka call 334-514-3713.
- Tell them about recent travel and close contacts (such as people in your household), who are ill.
- If you don't need to see a doctor, keep your distance from others.
Masks will not prevent you from getting the virus, but they can help prevent the spread of the illness because they stop big droplets from sneezes and coughs from becoming airborne or contaminating surfaces.
Call first for anything - Please don't just show up at your doctor's office or hospital without calling first (unless it's an emergency).
Frequently Asked Questions
Please visit the FAQ section on the CDC website for frequently asked questions and answers related to COVID-19.
Jackson Hospital's Preparation
Over the past few months, Jackson Hospital officials have been tracking COVID-19 regarding its spread, protocols on isolation and treatment, and have participated in conference calls with the CDC, the ADPH and the Alabama Hospital Association.
Instructional signage has been placed at the main entry points at Jackson Hospital and we are continuing communication to all area physicians to make them aware of our actions and plans.
Staff members at Jackson Hospital are trained on every component of caring for a patient with COVID-19, including the donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Like other hospitals nationally, Jackson Hospital is making changes daily in response to the COVID-19. We have begun screening all visitors COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) PRIOR to entry into Jackson Hospital.