LOUISIANA CASE TRACKING: As of March 11, 2021:

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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility:
Effective Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the State of Louisiana has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccines to include people who have health conditions that may result in a higher risk of disease. If you are between the ages of 18 and 64 (or 16+ if receiving the Pfizer vaccine) and have one of the following conditions, you are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine. If you are pregnant, regardless, of age you are eligible.

Eligibility by Age or Condition:
·    People 65 and older
·    Dialysis providers and patients
·    Pregnant people

People with Certain Medical Conditions
·    People 18-64 (or 16+ for Pfizer vaccine only) with at least one of the conditions listed below by the CDC. To receive the vaccine, people with these underlying medical conditions should complete the Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form (English Spanish | Vietnamese) before their appointment.
·    Cancer
·    Chronic kidney disease
·    COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
·    Down syndrome
·    Heart conditions including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
·    Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
·    Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30kg/m2 or higher
·    Sickle cell disease
·    Current or former smoker
·    Type 2 diabetes mellitus
·    Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
·    Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
·    Cystic fibrosis
·    Hypertension or high blood pressure
·    Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
·    Chronic liver disease
·    Overweight (BMI > 25 kg/m2, but < 30 kg/m2)
·    Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
·    Severe neurologic conditions such as dementia
·    Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
·    Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Eligibility by Workforce Category
·    Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
·    Dialysis providers
·    Behavioral health providers and staff
·    Urgent care clinic providers and staff
·    Community care providers and staff
·    Dental providers and staff
·    Non-emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) providers and staff
·    Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies)
·    American Sign Language (ASL) and foreign language interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind
·    Any staff working in congregate facilities (prisons/jails, shelters, dorms, rehab/detox centers, group homes)
·    Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
·    Schools of allied health students, residents and staff
·    Law enforcement and other first responders
·    Louisiana Unified Command Group
·    State Legislators
·    State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel
·    Some elections staff ahead of March and April elections
·    Teachers and any other support staff working on site in K-12 or daycare

See Your Physician Safely

EJGH Visitation Policy

In order to protect the health of our communities, and as a safety precaution to prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19, we have instituted visitor restrictions in accordance with recommendations from the CDC.

We understand the importance of patients having access to their loved ones while receiving care at our hospital. At this time, we ask patients and their families to consider communication through phone and video chat as their primary means of communication. When an in-person visit is necessary, the following precautions are in place to protect patients, families and staff and are specific to the care setting listed.

All persons will be screened for fever and respiratory symptoms and all employees, patients and visitors must wear a face mask while in our facility. Visitors must be 18 years or older and always remain in the patient’s room. Visitors are asked not to gather in common areas such as waiting rooms, cafeterias, and common areas. Visitors will be asked to return home if they exhibit symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath), have had a positive COVID test in the last ten days, have a pending COVID test, or do not comply with above policy.

Emergency Department: Patients are allowed one visitor.

Infusion Suites and Outpatient Clinics: Patients needing assistance during a visit may be accompanied by no more than one adult support person.

Procedural/Surgical areas (regardless of time of day): Patients with procedures can have one visitor pre and post procedure. The support person may remain with the patient prior to their surgery/procedure and must then wait in a socially distant manner until a member of the medical team provides an update at the conclusion of the procedure/surgery. If the patient is being admitted post procedure/surgery visitors will adhere to the current visitation policy and hours of visitation.

Inpatient units:

COVID-19 Negative patients: Patients are allowed to have one visitor per day between the hours of 10 AM and 8 PM.

COVID-19 Positive Patients and COVID Units: Only those with special circumstances below will be allowed visitors.

Special Circumstances: Under the following circumstances visitor exceptions/extensions will be made to allow family members to be present 24 hours per day.

• Maternity unit patients – One Spouse/Partner or support person

• Palliative/Comfort Care (which may include family meetings, palliative medicine consults, or comfort focused treatments)- Spouse/partner, children, parents and siblings may visit 2 at a time between 10 AM- 8 PM with sleep accommodations provided for only one support person overnight

• End of Life Care- Spouse/Partner, Children, Parents, and Siblings may visit 2 at a time and one may be present 24/7

• Adults with mental impairment – One Spouse/Partner or support person

We continue to monitor the risk of COVID-19 closely and will adjust visitor restrictions, as necessary. We appreciate your help in keeping our patients and employees safe.

**Skilled Nursing Facilities are excluded from this document and will follow state guidance.**

EJGH ACCESS MAP

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PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

Yes, I have…

• Flu Symptoms
• Body Aches
• Fever
• GI Symptoms or Stomach Ache
• Headache
• Coughing
• Shortness of Breath
• Known contact with a person who has tested positive for, or is suspected of having COVID-19
• Recent loss of smell or taste

Thank you for your cooperation, our only goal is to keep you, our team and our entire community healthy.

 

¡¡¡ATENCIÓN!!!

POR FAVOR AVÍSENOS SI RESPONDIÓ QUE SÍ A CUALQUIERA DE LAS SIGUIENTES PREGUNTAS:

Sí, tengo…

  • Síntomas de influenza

  • Dolores por todo el cuerpo

  • Fiebre

  • Síntomas gastrointestinales o dolor de estómago

  • Dolor de cabeza

  • Tos

  • Falta de aliento

  • Contacto conocido con una persona a quien le hayan diagnosticado o se sospecha que tenga COVID-19

  • Tuvo una perdida reciente de olfato o sabor

Gracias por su cooperación. Nuestra única meta es la de mantenerle a usted, a nuestro equipo y a nuestra comunidad entera saludables.

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

 

We are thrilled to announce that your Wellness Center will reopen on Monday May 25th. All memberships will resume at the time of your first visit. All memberships will be extended the exact number of days we have been closed. When you return to the facility please stop by our front desk to speak with a member service representative to assist you with your payment details.

While we were closed we completed numerous improvements to the facility, including repainting of the parking lines, renovation of the men’s shower area, ensured all equipment is in working order, and cleaned and re-striped our indoor walking track. In addition to all of these improvements we also updated our membership software. With the new installation of our software all members will be asked upon their initial visit to update their membership contract. This contract will include an annual enhancement fee of $25. The purpose of this fee is to build a capital fund to purchase equipment or otherwise enhance the facility, based on member feedback. East Jefferson General Hospital will match the capital raised by the Wellness Center annually to further improve the facility…(click here to read more)

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.

 

Many in our region have asked how to donate food to EJGH.

Please email us the details:

  • “What you wish to donate.”

  • “When you wish to have it delivered”, and we will work with you to ensure your donation is handled properly and safely.

Email us at fooddonations@ejgh.org or call us at 504-503-5467.

 

Thank you. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our community.

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

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