Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Coronavirus is a family of viruses, meaning there are several strains of coronavirus. Health care providers have seen coronavirus for years and regularly test for the common strains. COVID-19 has warranted intensive surveillance by the CDC because it is a novel strain, meaning it is a strain that had not been seen before; therefore, we are still learning how it spreads and the scope of disease it causes. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we know that our patients and communities are concerned about how the virus is spreading and how we may respond. We are working closely with our federal, state and local partners to stay informed with the most current information, to update our plans and to educate the community. Please use the content in this section of our website as a resource. 

symptoms of covid-19

Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild symptoms to severe illness and vary by individual. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and include one or more of the following:

  • New loss of taste or smell (often an early indicator of COVID-19 infection)
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

testing 

Maury Regional Health continues to follow CDC guidelines for testing. Patients experiencing symptoms listed above and/or close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 should always call before arriving at any health care location. If you are urgently ill, please inform 911, the ambulance staff and/or emergency department registration staff that you may have COVID-19. To learn more about what to do if you have symptoms, have been exposed to someone with the virus, or have been tested or you are positive for COVID-19, visit our Testing & Isolation page.

Visiting our facilities

Masking is required at all Maury Regional Health facilities. Please mask before entering any of our facilities where you will be screened prior to entry. In addition, Maury Regional Health has revised its visitation policy at Maury Regional Medical Center, Marshall Medical Center and Wayne Medical Center. For more information about current visitation guidelines, click here.

additional links

COVID-19 Fact Sheets (English & Español)

Protecting Against COVID-19

COVID-19 Newsroom

Medical Records & Bill Payment

COVID-19 Local Data

How You Can Help

Individuals are encouraged to depend upon the CDC as the trusted source of information if they have any questions.

Tennessee COVID-19 INFORMATION Line

The Tennessee Department of Health maintains an information line for community members who have questions about COVID-19, including those concerned about symptoms and treatment. Calls are answered by health care professionals who can address questions about COVID-19, including symptoms and self-monitoring recommendations, and direct patients to an appropriate location for care, if needed. Those who need information related to COVID-19 are encouraged to call their primary care provider or:

Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line

1.877.857.2945

 

Updated 7/29/20