CONFIRMED POSITIVE CASES IN IDA COUNTY
As of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 25th, Ida County has 21 confirmed positive cases.
As of Thursday, June 25 there have been 275,462 tests performed in the state of Iowa. We can assure you we are conducting tests per CDC and IDPH Guidelines. Ida County Public Health is focusing on education with social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine and eventually, case follow-up. For more detailed information on the number of tests being done in the state, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information
Horn Memorial Hospital is closely following information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), to help keep our patients and families informed about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. HMH has comprehensive infection control policies and procedures in place, and remains committed to keeping our patients, staff and community safe.
Updated Horn Memorial Hospital Visitor Restrictions:
Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020, Horn Memorial Hospital (HMH) is implementing a screening protocol for all patients, staff and visitors that enter the hospital. The front entrance and the Emergency Room door will be the only access to Horn Memorial Hospital. Please use the Emergency entrance for EMERGENCIES ONLY.
The front entrance will be open 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Staff will be present at this entrance to screen all that enter
Visitation is restricted to two designated visitors (one at a time), (18 years or older) per inpatient. This policy applies to inpatient visits ONLY. All other service areas of the hospital are restricted to NO VISITORS.
New policies are now in place to keep our environment safe for patients, staff and visitors, they include:
The hospital cafeteria is closed to the public until further notice.
Persons with flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to visit patients or patient care areas.
It is critically important to follow recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health officials to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19, such as:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Sneeze and Cough into your sleeve or a tissue.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Updated Protocol for Horn Physicians Clinics:
Please call us prior to presenting to the office. You will be screened over the phone, and we will instruct you on what to do.
All patients presenting to Horn Physicians Clinic are asked to call when they arrive and to stay in their car.
In order to protect our staff and patients, all persons that enter HPC will be screened. If you have a fever or respiratory symptoms we are requiring you to put on a mask.
All exam rooms are being disinfected between every patient.
HMH urges patients and visitors to please be patient as these measures are implemented in accordance with CDC guidelines. For the latest information about novel coronavirus, visit the CDC's website.
COVID-19 Testing PricesIf you do not meet the Iowa Department of Public Health criteria for COVID-19 testing at the State Hygienic Lab, the cash price for a COVID-19 test administered upon the direction of your practitioner is $198.00. The price for a Serology IgG (antibody) test is $98.00.
The CDC recommends that you seek medical advice if you are ill with fever, cough, or have difficulty breathing.
Information from Health Care Organizations and Agencies:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- Iowa Department of Public Health
- What You Need To Know
- Share Facts About COVID-19
- What To Do If You Are Sick
- Symptoms of Coronavirus 2019
- Stop The Spread Of Germs
- Cover Your Cough
This page was adapted from CDC.gov, last accessed March 18, 2020: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html