In light of the ever-changing global, national and state crisis, Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital and our Clinics have been working diligently to establish a system wide, clinically led team to prepare for and respond to the potential of a Covid-19 outbreak in our community. We are working closely with the McDonough and Schuyler County Health Departments, the Illinois Department of Public Health as well as the CDC to stay compliant with their recommendations.
"We appreciate the community’s support and understanding as we take steps to help keep our community healthy and stop the spread of Covid-19. Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital is prepared to care for patients diagnosed with the virus. We are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) guidelines and are regularly communicating with county and state health officials," said John E. Kessler, Chief Executive Officer at Culbertson. "The best defense is to practice good hand hygiene, avoid contact with people who are sick and keep practicing social distancing”.
Corona Virus Hotline
If you have questions concerning Covid-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus, please contant the Illinois Department of Public Health Hotline at 1-800-889-3931. They can also be reached by emailing DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV.
We can not emphasize enough, how important handwashing is in defense of not only the Corona Virus, but Influenza and many other contagious illnesses. If you are not feeling well, please do not expose others by going out in public. If you have respiratory symptoms and are concerned that you may have been exposed to the COVID-19, or have traveled outside of the United States in the past 14 days, please contact your local Health Department or call the IDPH hotline above.