Apr 03, 2020

Press Release

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Lake Isabella, California, April 3, 2020 – Effective immediately, Kern Valley Hospital has initiated additional measures to protect our patients, residents, staff and physicians. Please be advised, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak the hospital will be locking all doors with the exception of the Emergency Room entrance. Anyone coming to our facility, including outpatient services will need to enter through the yellow tent by the emergency room to have a temperature screening. Once there, you will receive further instructions. We understand these are difficult times and your understanding and cooperation are appreciated. Our desire is to maintain a safe environment for our patients, residents, staff and physicians.

 Principle Symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

 The best protection against COVID-19 and the flu are:

  • Avoid close contact with people
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Use tissues to catch coughs and sneeze, then put them in the trash and wash your hands
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds
  • For more information, contact Deborah Hess at 760-379-5257 or email Deborahhess@kvhd.org