Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Deborah Heart and Lung Center is taking a number of steps to protect its patients, employees, and visitors during the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Deborah® has a team of clinical and non-clinical employees prepared to safely handle patients infected and ensure the continuity of Hospital operations.

Deborah is working closely with officials from the Burlington County Department of Health and the New Jersey Department of Health to ensure our efforts to protect the community are coordinated. The NJ Department of Health has established a 24/7 hotline at 800-222-1222, staffed with trained healthcare professionals to answer your COVID-19 questions.

The health of our patients, employees, and visitors is our top priority. As such, we are screening visitors for travel or any current illness, and potential exposure to persons infected with COVID-19, and, if confirmed, not permitted to enter.

As of 6 AM on Wednesday, March 25th, NO visitors will be allowed beyond the Hospital’s Main Lobby, either to visit a patient or to accompany a patient to a procedure.

Visitors waiting for patients undergoing a procedure must wait in the Hospital’s Main Lobby, adjacent to the Brewed Awakenings Café, and will be required to maintain the social distancing seating guidelines.

*Limited exceptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis by the Attending Physician for visitors who request to see a terminally ill patient.

If you believe you, or a family member, has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please call your primary care doctor before visiting, or call an urgent care center or emergency room before going. Once you arrive, immediately notify the desk of your symptoms and that you think you may have COVID-19.

Revised 3/25/2020

 

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What is COVID-19?

https://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus-2020.html

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

 

How does COVID-19 spread?

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html

What should I do if I think I am sick with COVID-19?

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html