COVID-19 Update: Moving to Phase II of Reopening
The Summer Season is coming…this year it comes with COVID-19!
COVID-19 has not left our community. We continue to identify positive cases daily. Please remember:
- Stay home if you can.
- If you can't stay home, maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself and others.
- If you can't maintain a 6-foot distance, wear a mask to protect others.
- You wear a mask to protect others. They wear a mask to protect you. Wearing a mask does not show fear of the virus, it's shows consideration for others. It's how we stop COVID-19 together.
- New research indicates about 40% of coronavirus transmissions happen before symptoms appear. You could be contagious without even being aware you have the virus.
Resuming Diagnostic Elective Procedures at Augusta Health: Phase II Begins
On Monday, May 25, Augusta Health moved to Phase II of its plan to resume and re-open outpatient services in three phases. Phase II services include elective Outpatient Surgery, Endoscopy, Cath Lab, Sleep Lab and Inpatient/Outpatient Invasive Radiology. All of these services require pre-procedure COVID-19 testing of the patient.
If you have concerns about COVID-19 symptoms or exposure:
Please call our COVID Care Call Center at (540) 332-5122. We have a team of nurses answering the calls from Monday through Friday between 8 am and 4:30 pm.
Augusta Health's COVID-19 Assessment Center is located at the Waynesboro Urgent Care at 201 Lew Dewitt Boulevard in Waynesboro. The COVID-19 Assessment Center is open seven days a week from 8 am until 7 pm.
At the Assessment Center, patients can be evaluated, treated and educated about respiratory illness and tested for COVID if the test is indicated.
The COVID Care Call Center and COVID-19 Assessment Center work together to see patients effectively while reducing possible exposure of others to COVID-19.
For more information about COVID-19 cases in Virginia, visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/ or https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/