CROUSE COVID-19 NEWS & UPDATES
March 27, 2020
View Message from Chief Operating Officer/Chief Medical Office Seth Kronenberg, MD
March 29, 2020 | 10 a.m.
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March 21, 2020 | 8:45 p.m.
Local Restaurants: Thank You for Thinking of Us!
Over the past few days we have received numerous calls and inquiries from area restaurants wanting to donate prepared food for staff as we all work through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we greatly appreciate the generosity and desire to support our staff during this stressful time, the hospital is unable to accept food items prepared at outside restaurants due to infection control and food safety concerns. As an alternate option, we welcome restaurants to make donated food available for pick-up by employees.
March 15, 2020 | 4:25 p.m.
First Steps Maternity Classes & Tours
ATTENTION CROUSE MATERNITY PATIENTS: For the health & well-being of our expectant parents, our Childbirth Preparation classes and in-person tours of the Kienzle Family Maternity Center have gone online. We are working now on offering you online, interactive classes. If you’ve registered, look for an email from the First Steps OB Education team about the plans, or feel free to call us at 315-470-5716. We urge you & your family to follow the recommendations of public health officials to help you stay healthy and curtail the spread of COVID-19.
March 13, 2020 | 4:30 p.m.
Modified Visitation Policy in Effect
As of this update, there have been no positive COVID-19 cases at Crouse and we are not aware of any in Onondaga County.
Please be aware of changes made to the visitor policy as of today: Visiting hours throughout the hospital are 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. until further notice. Children under 15 and individuals with respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, or other flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to visit.
We underscore the most important step you can take to protect yourself, your family and our community: WASH YOUR HANDS!
March 12, 2020 | 5 p.m.
Modified Visitation Policy Announced
Given the current situation with COVID-19, the safety of our patients, visitors, staff and volunteers remains our highest priority. This includes making temporary modifications to the visiting policy, which applies to all patient care areas.
Effective Friday, March 13:
Visiting hours throughout the hospital will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice. Patients will be allowed two visitors at a time (visitors cannot be under the age of 15).
Effective Immediately: Individuals with respiratory symptoms, fever, cough or other flu-like symptoms will not be able to visit.
March 12, 2020 | 1 p.m.
Visit to Hospital-land Classes March 16-31 Cancelled
Crouse Health’s Community Engagement team announces a proactive measure to assist in the efforts to keep our community safe. All Visit to Hospital-land classes from March 16 until March 31 have been cancelled. We will monitor the Coronavirus situation in our community and re-evaluate the need to extend the cancellation of future classes beyond March 31 as needed, as well as communicate with schools about their planned visits to Crouse. Schools may reschedule classes for a later date. Our staff will work directly with any school that was scheduled during the March 16 to 31 timeframe to help with the planning process; please contact Jessica Liepke, community engagement coordinator, at 315-470-2903.
March 10, 2020 | 7 p.m.
Pomeroy College of Nursing Announcement
Beginning Monday, March 16, and through at least Sunday, March 29, the Pomeroy College of Nursing will transition all nursing courses from classroom to synchronous online instruction. Students will not report to campus during this timeframe; rather, they will complete coursework remotely via an online modality. For updates, visit the college’s dedicated Coronavirus Update page.
March 10, 2020 | 7 p.m.
At this time, COVID-19 has not been confirmed in Onondaga County. A patient who was in isolation in our ER and was discharged yesterday for self-quarantine has tested negative for COVID-19. We will continue to test patients for COVID-19 on an as-needed basis.