During the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that your health and safety remain our top priority. Our facilities have always been safe places to receive care, and we have introduced additional measures in response to COVID-19.
Safety in Our Clinics and Offices
In addition to our normal stringent cleaning procedures, we are taking additional steps to keep our patients and staff safe:
- Everyone who enters our buildings, including patients and staff, is screened to see if they are at high risk for having COVID-19. This includes a temperature screen.
- All patients and staff must wear masks.
- We encourage social distancing, with signs and marks on the floor that are 6 feet apart.
- We are limiting the number of people in our waiting rooms by escorting patients directly to exam rooms after registration. When possible, we ask that patients call from their cars to check in when they arrive, then wait in their vehicles until we call them in.
Safety in the Emergency Department
The Emergency Departments at all our Guthrie hospitals are open 24/7 and are safe to visit. Our top priority is to keep you and your loved ones safe:
- If patients need emergency transport to the hospital, 911 Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers are working with Guthrie and following state medical guidelines.
- Everyone who comes to the hospital, including doctors and staff, is screened to see if they are at high risk for having COVID-19.
- All patients are escorted directly to a room. Patients will not wait in general waiting areas.
- Staff wear masks at all times while interacting with patients.
- Patients are required to wear a mask or a face covering at all times while in the hospital.
- Visitors are asked to wear masks while in the ED with patients.
- Patient rooms go through an extensive cleaning process after patients leave.