We have established the following visitor restrictions for the hospital and nursing home:
- Hospital: NO VISITORS 18 YEARS OR YOUNGER
- Nursing Home: NO VISITORS AT THIS TIME
UPDATE: April 16, 2020
Per CDC recommendations, all patients and visitors coming into RHCC are now required to wear a mask when in the facility. You may use one of your own or you will be given one at entry.
The nursing home remains in lock down and the hospital continues with no visitors under 18. Please follow these guidelines when in the hospital to ensure safety for everyone.
You will also notice all staff, even those not in direct contact with patients, will be required to wear masks. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.
COVID-19 is spread through person-to-person contact and by coming into contact with infected surfaces. You can help protect yourself and limit the spread of disease with these tips:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and always after using the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Those with underlying medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes or chronic lung disease should take extra precautions to avoid unnecessary exposure.
Signs and symptoms of infection with the new coronavirus can be mild to severe and include:
- Shortness of breath
If you have the following symptoms, seek medical attention immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Blush lips or face
Symptoms may appear 14 days after exposure.
Call your provider if:
- You have symptoms – and –
- Have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 – or –
- Have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19 as outlined by CDC
If your symptoms are severe, seek emergency care or call 911:
- Call the Emergency Room in advance or tell the 911 dispatch operator that you think may have been exposed to COVID-19 and describe the symptoms you are experiencing.
Your provider will coordinate testing with the Public Health Department. The MT Department of Health and Human Services has testing criteria that is being managed at the county level. For your convenience, the following link has a symptom checker: