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In preparation for additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Middle Tennessee, Williamson Medical Center has converted a wing of the hospital into an isolation unit for the potential treatment of COVID-19 patients, the hospital writes in a statement.

“We are assessing other locations within the hospital that may also be converted to additional isolation units if necessary. We have also implemented a screening and intake process in our Emergency Room.”

Williamson Medical reminds people that if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and respiratory symptoms, please call your healthcare provider first and they will direct you on what you need to do.

Advice from Williamson Medical Center

It is important to consider your symptoms before calling or coming to the hospital or your healthcare provider:

  • Those who are not exhibiting symptoms will not be evaluated or tested for COVID-19.
  • If you would not normally seek medical care for your present symptoms, you do not need evaluation and testing.
  • Those with mild symptoms, regardless of the source, will most likely be sent home to self-isolate and restrict contact with others to reduce the likelihood of spread.

Williamson Medical Visitation Rules

  • As a precautionary measure to further protect our patients and staff, we also continue to enforce a no-visitor policy with limited exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Decisions will be made in consideration of the physical and emotional needs of patients and their families.
  • We are allowing one significant other to be present with expectant mothers, and parents will be allowed to accompany their child.
  • We are allowing one immediate caregiver to be with patients who need physical assistance.

“COVID-19 is a virus that should be taken seriously with a levelheaded, fact-based approach. Working together as a community in exercising precautionary measures will help us curtail the spread of this virus and protect those among us who are elderly or with underlying health conditions who are always most vulnerable to sickness of any kind,” Williamson Medical Center writes.

Personal Protective Measures

  • Stay home when sick.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.
  • Do not share personal items such as water bottles.
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then immediately discard the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • To stay informed about COVID-19 visit www.CDC.gov or call the Tennessee Department of Health patient hotline: 877-857-2945 with questions.