The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
Click below for more information on what to do if you are sick.
The West Virginia DHHR developed an information hotline to address public and medical provider questions and concerns regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Operators are available 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304 to provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.
Social distancing is a set of nonpharmaceutical infection control actions intended to stop or slow down the spread of a contagious disease.
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
LTC Visitor Process/Guidelines
Grantsville Office 304-354-9244
Glenville Office 304-462-7322
What to do if you are sick
Must verbally education each visitor at beginning of visit of the following:
1. Face masks must be worn at all times
2. 6 feet social distancing should be maintained
3. Visitor must not leave the designated visit area to go to any other area of unit
4. Visitor must not have contact with other residents
5. Visitor needs to immediately inform facility if develop any signs/symptoms of COVID-19 in the next 10-14 days after visit.
6. No children under the age of 12 are permitted at this time.
LTC Process for Limited Visitation:
1. Visitor will present at back door at scheduled time
2. No more than 2 visitors at a time
3. Visitor will have temperature taken and logged
4. Visitor will answer screening questionnaire
5. Visitor will wear a mask
6. Visitor will use hand sanitizer
7. Visitor will be given education handout
8. Visits will be limited to 3 0 minutes
9. Visiting area will be cleaned after each visit to include seating, door handles and hand rails.
Free State COVID-19 testing will be held April 14 & 21 from 9am-11am at the Grantsville location.
Additional testing is available at both sites during normal hours of operation at no cost to the patient.
Please call before you go to your primary care professional if:
Be sure to tell your health care professional about your recent contact or travel. Your health care professional will work with the local health department, state health department and the CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
Human coronaviruses are a common cause of mild to moderate upper respiratory illness. Recently a new coronavirus has emerged that is causing a more severe illness among some people. This new or novel virus causes COVID-19. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person sneezes or coughs and the droplets are carried in the air.
As with other respiratory diseases such as influenza, Minnie Hamilton Health System is currently tracking the spread of COVID-19 and taking precautions to help keep our patients and community safe.
Minnie Hamilton Health System is currently assessing the situation on a daily basis by monitoring and adhering to CDC recommendations as well as following guidance from State and local officials. Staff are informed on any changes needed in order to protect our patients, community and staff.
In an effort to protect our patients and staff we have made changes to our daily routine regarding patient processes. If you have a fever and/or symptoms of a respiratory illness or have been exposed or traveled to an area with COVID-19, please call before you visit your primary care professional.
Grantsville Location- We have prepared an alternate drive thru location outside the ER for individuals who meet this criteria or request to be tested. The alternate location is marked with green signs that say "Drive-Thru COVID-19 Screening". Please park in the designated area and call the number listed on the sign. We will continue to screen every individual (patients, visitors, employees, etc.) for potential symptoms, prior to entering our facility. This screening will take place at the main entrance from 8am-6pm and at the ER entrance from 6pm-8am at our Grantsville location. If symptoms are present, individuals will be directed accordingly.
Glenville Location- We will continue to screen individuals (patients, visitors, employees, etc.) for potential symptoms prior to entering the facility. If you do not pass the screening test, you will directed to one of the three options below as determined by a provider:
1. Patent returns to their car and a provider examines patient at the vehicle in a limited capacity.
2. Patient completes a tele-visit with a nurse and provider over the phone.
3. Patient is directed to be escorted into exam room #1 to be examined by a provider.
We appreciate your understanding and support of the additional screening process in our commitment to your well being.
Call Us: 304-354-9244
Emergency: Call 911
Your partner in health today, tomorrow, and for life.
We strongly encourage everyone to practice social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
• Do NOT visit for 10-14 days if you have been sick, been in the hospital or traveled outside the state to an area of increased COVID-19 cases.
• Please contact the Social Service Department at 304-354-9716 to schedule a visit.
These guidelines are in place to protect our residents and your loved ones.