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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and Information

Last updated: Friday, March 27, 2020 at 2:30pm

Know how to protect yourself, the signs and symptoms of the virus, what to do if you are sick and find our latest updates and resources, including updated policies for visitors, elective procedures and events. 

We are #fightingcoronavirustogether. Help our health care professionals by practicing social distancing, donating protective equipment, making a financial donation, sharing your support or making a mask. Learn More>

Caring for Our Community in Unprecedented Times

With the declaration of the national emergency, our country is now empowered to take significant action toward slowing and eliminating the risks caused by novel coronavirus.  State and federal leaders now have the power to change and waive laws and regulations to contain the virus and treat patients.  The action also provides access to federal funds, required supplies, personnel and other significant support. 

Read a Special Message from our President and CEO, Brian Gragnolati>

Volunteers make homemade masks for health care professionals

Fighting COVID Together: How You Can Help

Many members of our community have asked how they can help our front-line health care professionals who are caring for our communities during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.  

Learn more about things you can do right now to help>

Medical personnel conduct covid-19 testing

Concerned you might have Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Your first resource is your primary care doctor, who knows you best. Contact your doctor if you have symptoms that would usually result in your making an appointment, including fever, cough and shortness of breath.

Community-based testing also available at several locations across the state

If you or a loved one is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19:

What To Do If You Are Sick

It's important to communicate travel history and symptoms before arriving at a doctor's office or health care facility. 

You should monitor your symptoms carefully, stay hydrated and limit your contact with others. Learn more>

Why Protective Measures Matter: Flattening the Curve

What You Can Do to Stay Safe

Washing your hands regularly is one of the most important things you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Experts also recommend you try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth, avoid crowded events and close contact with people who are sick and other preventive measures. Learn more>

COVID-19 can cause fever, shortness of breath and cough

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Novel Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that causes fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.

The virus is thought to spread to people within close contact (about 6 feet). When someone with the illness coughs or sneezes, infected droplets spray into the air. You can catch the illness if you breathe in or touch these particles.   Learn more>

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Email Updates from Atlantic Health System 

Visit Your Doctor from Your Home with Telehealth (March 27, 2020)

Fighting Coronavirus Together - How You Can Help (March 22, 2020)
A Message from Amy Perry, CEO, Hospital Division and Senior Vice President, Integrated Care Delivery, Atlantic Health System

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Learn More and Take Action (March 21, 2020)
A Message from Dr. Jan Schwarz-Miller, Chief Medical and Academic Officer, Atlantic Health System 

Caring For Our Community In Unprecedented Times (March 16, 2020)
A Special Message from Atlantic Health System CEO, Brian Gragnolati

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Protect Yourself (March 13, 2020)

Atlantic Health System Prepares for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (March 3, 2020)

Hospital Updates

Events and Classes

Out of an abundance of caution, and to protect the health and safety of our patients, communities, and health care professionals due to growing health concerns regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Atlantic Health System is canceling all in-person community classes, support groups, and meetings at our medical centers and facilities until further notice.

Select elective procedures rescheduled

Atlantic Health System is selectively rescheduling our high-risk populations that are planning an elective procedure and rescheduling other procedures considered to be low urgency as part of our ongoing efforts to protect the health and well-being of our patients and team members and manage our resources and capacity to care for patients with COVID-19.

Effective March 18 through 31, all elective procedures will be reviewed for necessity, including but not limited to non-emergent joint replacements, bariatric procedures, non-emergent cardiac procedures, non-emergent interventional vascular procedures and other non-emergent procedures.

Following the CDC guidelines, and in consultation with the patients’ physicians, high-risk patients are likely to be over 65 years of age and/or patients that have certain health conditions.

There are also some areas that are considered very low urgency and will be rescheduled for all patients. This includes all cosmetic plastic surgeries, all screening colonoscopies, all screening mammograms and all non-emergent dental work.

Scheduling offices will proactively reach out to all patients to confirm or reschedule their procedures. All patients will be screened and cleared the night before procedures for risk factors.