In addition to our enhanced safety precautions, including limiting entry ways and conducting visitor screenings, we have now implemented additional, temporary visitor restrictions to further ensure the safety of those in our care. At this time, visitors are not allowed in the hospital, except for the exceptions at the link noted below.
No visitors will be allowed at Oviedo Medical Center with the following exceptions:
- One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per pediatric patient
- One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per patient in Labor & Delivery/Mother-Baby units
- One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per patient in ER
- One (1), adult visitor, 18 years or older, per patient who is at or approaching “end of life” status
- One (1), adult visitor, 18 years or older, per patient who is disabled/elderly with safety needs
- Extenuating Circumstances, AOC will address on a case by case basis
We encourage loved ones to consider using technology – like FaceTime and other apps - to keep in close contact with patients while they are in the hospital instead of visiting in person.
We appreciate your understanding as we take these additional COVID-19 mitigation measures announced by the State of Florida and Seminole County for your protection and the safety of our patients and healthcare providers.
Community events, classes and physician lectures postponed
In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our patients, visitors and our healthcare team, Oviedo Medical Center has postponed all events, lectures and classes scheduled to take place within the facility until further notice.
At Oviedo Medical Center, and across our HCA Healthcare network, we’re no stranger to threats. We deal with them daily.
With coronavirus (COVID-19), the safety of Oviedo Medical Center patients and visitors remains our top priority. We regularly treat patients with infectious diseases and our clinical teams are highly trained in infection prevention protocols. Oviedo Medical Center is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in partnership with our local and state health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:
- Shortness of breath
What can I do to protect myself and others?
Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
For additional information and ongoing updates on COVID-19, please refer to local and state health departments and the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) hub.
Frequently asked questions
- Stay home when you feel sick and avoid close contact with others who are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose or mouth, because this is where viruses can enter.
- Always cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw that tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects.
- Every patient, visitor and vendor is screened outside of our primary lobbies, ER entrances and loading docks.
- Points of entry to our facilities have been limited.
- As we often do during heavy influenza outbreaks, visitor restrictions have been instituted in patient care areas.
- We have done, and continue to do, deep cleaning throughout all of our care sites.
- Our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated to coordinate daily communication and response across all of our hospitals.
There are currently no Coronavirus related news at this time.