Public Health

First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Delaware County

Posted: Monday, April 6, 2020 in Public Health

A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Delaware County. The individual is an older adult (61-80). According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individual is self-isolating at home.

No Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Delaware County

Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Public Health

An address error was made on a case which inaccurately identified the case as being a Delaware County resident.

Don't Let Your Guard Down during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 in Public Health

Scammers are trying to take advantage of individuals during this historic time. There has been an uptick of emails with malicious attachments or links preying on COVID-19 and the desire to have more information.

RMC Suspending Routine Visitors & Restricting Public Entrances

Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Public Health

To protect our patients and staff during the continued widespread seasonal influenza activity and outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), RMC is suspending routine visiting until further notice, screening patients & staff, and limiting entrances.

Recommendation for Self Isolation of all Sick Iowans

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in Public Health

It is important to note that there are NOT enough resources available to test everyone who may have symptoms of COVID-19. If you have mild symptoms such as a cough or fever, please STAY HOME and ISOLATE from others in your household.

Regional Medical Center COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resource Page

Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Public Health

For information, closures, cancellations, and updates related to COVID-19, please visit Regional Medical Center's COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resource Page at regmedctr.org/COVID-19.

Regional Medical Center Updates Visitor Limitations

Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Public Health

Effective immediately, RMC is updating its patient visitation limitations in order to minimize patient exposure to respiratory viruses.

Call Ahead if you have Symptoms of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020 in Public Health

Have a cough? Fever? Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing? Other flu-like symptoms? Call first to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Public Health

Information about novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19 is all over news media outlets. Some of the the information you may see and read can be alarming. For trusted information and updates related to COVID-19, residents are encouraged to visit https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus and follow IDPH on Facebook (IowaDepartmentofPublicHealth) and Twitter (IAPublicHealth).

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Screening Process at RMC

Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Public Health

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has recommended all healthcare facilities implement screening procedures before and at patient check-in. RMC has been following these recommendations since February 4th. IDPH has updated the screening questions to reflect the new CDC guidance.

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