LOUISIANA CASE TRACKING: As of March 29, 2020:

On March 12, 2020, the Louisiana Department of Health issued a mandate, aimed at protecting the safety of hospital patients, guests and healthcare workers. That mandate stated that all hospitals were to limit visitors completely unless there were compelling reasons such as end of life circumstances.

This policy and other actions are all done with the intent of limiting the spread of, and your exposure to, the coronavirus, COVID-19. We are aware this policy may cause great inconvenience for our patients and for that we apologize.

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CORONAVIRUS SCREENING QUESTIONS:
1. Do you have a fever?
2. Do you have a cough?
3. Do you have shortness of breath?
4. Have you travelled to an exposed area or come in close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks?

PREGUNTAS DE SONDEO DEL CORONAVIRUS:
1. ¿Tiene usted fiebre?
2. ¿Tiene usted tos?
3. ¿Tiene dificultad para respirar?
4. ¿Ha usted viajado a un lugar expuesto o ha estado en contacto cercano con alguna persona con un diagnóstico confirmado del virus COVID-19 durante las últimas 2 semanas?


 

For the most accurate and up-to-date information, go to cdc.gov/coronavirus

The Coronavirus or Covid-19 began spreading in the Wuhan Province of China. Since then it has spread to other countries including Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and the United States. Globally, more than 100,000 confirmed cases have been identified. The fatality rate for those diagnosed has fluctuated between 0.7% and 3.4% depending upon the location and the time of the diagnosis.

So far, there have been 100 cases in the United States in 13 states with 10 fatalities. As of March 6th, EJGH has not had any cases which qualified for CoVID-19 testing.

Risk Factors:

  • If you have travelled to an area that has had community spread of the virus
  • If you have had close contact with someone who was positive or may be positive for Covid-19
  • If you meet either of the other risk factors and you have developed symptoms

Symptoms:

Fever – Cough – Shortness of Breath

What can you do to limit risk factors for yourself and others?

  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw that tissue away
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Clean & disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands often with soap & water or alcohol bases sanitizer at least 20-seconds

What to do if you suspect you have Coronavirus?

  • Isolate yourself from other people and animals
  • Call your doctor or the hospital
  • Do NOT go to seek medical treatment without notifying them first
  • If you can, wear a mask when you do leave home seeking treatment

When you arrive for care:

  • try to stay a safe distance from that person and
  • tell them you believe you may have been infected with Coronavirus
  • You will be placed in an area away from other patients to allow screening right away

As of 4:00pm, March 15th, out of an abundance of caution and following recommended best practices to prevent the spread of coronavirus and to protect our members, the EJ Wellness Center is closing until further notice. All memberships are suspended and will be continued in full upon reopening. We apologize to our members for any inconvenience. We urge you all to take appropriate precautions on behalf of yourselves and your families. The safety of our members and our staff are our highest priorities. We will update this message and attempt to contact all members as soon as this policy is amended. You can also contact us at 504-503-6868, M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm.

Community Donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Assisting in the Coronavirus Fight

Many in our community have reached out asking how they can create and donate masks and/or hospital gowns to EJGH. We are happy to accept your donation, sterilize the donated masks and/or hospital gowns and use them in appropriate settings.

In keeping with Parish and State “Distancing” guidelines, we ask that you pull up to the front circular entrance of the Hospital, call 504-503-6278, and let the caller know the color and make of your vehicle. You will remain in your car and a masked EJGH team member will come retrieve the masks and/or hospital gowns. Donations are being accepted Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Together, we will overcome this, and all crisis’.

 

Community Assistance Requested

EJGH is seeking volunteers and a space adequate for an assembly line to convert plastic material we have into Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Volunteers need only be able to follow a pattern. To volunteer your time or a space, email Beth Lacoste at blacoste@ejgh.org.

Thank you.

 

Dr. Waguespack on WWL-TV Talking about how Jesuit high school is contributing to our fight against the Coronavirus.