Our Response to COVID-19

 

Grady Health System is proud to be taking an active role in the state’s preparation and response for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.  Our Grady CEO John Haupert is serving on the Governor’s coronavirus task force, and other senior leaders are working on the task force’s committee for the homeless and displaced to address the needs of that vulnerable population.  

 

We are adjusting operations to keep our patients, staff, and visitors safe. This includes the cancellation of elective procedures for the next few weeks, strict limitations on hospital visits, and the elimination of any visitation at our Crestview Health and Rehabilitation Center where our senior population is served. These policies will be in place until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat to the community.

 

You Can Help

 

Grady is on the front lines of community health and we are grateful for your steadfast support. As we actively monitor and quickly react to COVID-19 developments.

 

By making a donation to Grady today, you will be supporting direct patient care, including medical supplies, testing resources, and staff support as we address this fluid and unprecedented pandemic. Your donation will enable our hospital staff to better manage the growing influx of new patients while delivering compassionate, high-quality care as safely as possible.

 

COVID-19 Support Fund   Emergency Response
and Safety Fund
  Team Grady Assistance Fund   COVID-19 In-Kind Donations
Your contribution will support Grady’s fight against COVID-19, including direct patient care, medical supplies, testing resources, and staff support.

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  Personal Protection and Other Equipment. Your contribution will fund critical Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) such as N95 and surgical masks, medical gowns, face shields, and digital thermometers.

Donate to support the COVID-19 PPE fund >>
  Your contribution will support our frontline healthcare heroes through meals, childcare assistance and other COVID-19 related needs.

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  If you would like to make an in-kind donation of equipment or supplies, please contact Andrew Roden. Grady is currently in need of N95 and surgical masks, medical gowns, face shields and digital thermometers.

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For the latest updates on how Grady is addressing COVID-19, visit: https://www.gradyhealth.org/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions/

For the latest updates on COVID-19 in Georgia, visit: https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus

 

 

 

Guidelines to Stay Safe

 

Grady Health System is taking all necessary precautions to ensure a safe environment for our patients, employees and guests.  We hope that the guidance below is helpful as you do the same for your employees and families.
  

  • Prevention, not panic: The coronavirus is an uncertain and unpredictable threat. The best way to prevent infection of any respiratory virus is: 

 

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

 

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

 

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

 

    • Stay home when you are sick and do not return to work until the illness resolves and no fever for 24 hours. 

 

    • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it and throw the tissue in the trash.

 

    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 

    • Grady is cancelling all large events and meetings at this time.  It is recommended that anyone who does not feel well refrains from attending large gatherings. 

  

  • Travel guidance: More international and domestic locations are being affected by COVID-19 outbreaks.  Credible sources to help make informed choices about personal travel include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the State DepartmentPlease reevaluate the need to travel to any destination with a CDC travel warning level two. If your destination has a level three travel warning, you should cancel your trip. 

  

  • Returning to work:  Those who travel to an affected area or have household members who have travelled to an affected area should monitor themselves and family members for COVID-19 symptoms and contact your healthcare provider if you or they exhibit symptoms.  If you work with anyone who has recently travelled, be confident they have been cleared to return to work.
 
The 
Georgia Department of Public Health
 is another important source for information about CVOID-19 and its impact here in Georgia.

As always, thank you for your support of Grady.  We will keep you updated as the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold. 

The Grady Health Foundation