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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Visitation Restrictions

Visitation restrictions are in effect at all Med Center Health hospitals and Cal Turner Rehab & Specialty Care.

See Med Center Health’s response to COVID-19 on our Coronavirus Update page.

What to do if you have COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19, there are several steps you can take to keep yourself and the ones close to you safe. The majority of people who come down with COVID have mild to moderate symptoms – fever, chills, cough, and other symptoms similar to a bad cold or the flu and recover in a couple of weeks. Those with more serious cases may take several weeks to recover. The CDC has recently released new guidelines for people with COVID to isolate themselves. Learn more at CDC.gov.

Follow these steps if you test positive for COVID-19:

  • Stay home except to get medical care. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
  • Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
  • Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.
  • Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
  • As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home. If possible, you should use a separate bathroom. If you need to be around other people or animals in or outside of the home, wear a mask.
  • Tell your close contacts that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person has any symptoms or tests positive. By letting your close contacts know they may have been exposed to COVID-19, you are helping to protect everyone.

Visit cdc.gov for more advice about steps you can take to keep those around you safe.

When to seek emergency medical attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

Monoclonal Antibody Infusions

Monoclonal antibody infusions for COVID-19 patients is offered at the Specialty Infusion Center in The Medical Center at Bowling Green. If you have a doctor’s order for monoclonal antibody infusion, please remain in your car when you arrive and call 270-796-4585 for instructions about where to enter.

Two of the three monoclonal antibodies FDA-authorized for COVID-19 in the United States, REGEN-COV and bam/ete, are ineffective against the Omicron variant. As such, new shipments of REGEN-COV and bam/ete to Kentucky have ended as of January 3, 2022. The third FDA-authorized monoclonal antibody, sotrovimab, is available nationwide in only very limited quantities. Unless sotrovimab supplies increase and/or new monoclonal antibodies effective against the Omicron variant are released, supplies in Kentucky will be extremely limited and many treatment locations will not have monoclonal antibodies to offer at their sites. We urge all eligible persons 5 and older to get vaccinated and/or boosted with a Moderna or Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to prevent serious and/or life-threatening COVID-19 disease.

Learn more at ky.covid19.ky.gov.

Map of Monoclonal Antibody Infusion locations

Med Center Health Vaccine Clinic Update

The Med Center Health Vaccine Clinic is now located in The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex located at 700 E. First Avenue on the campus of The Medical Center at Bowling Green. To schedule an appointment for the vaccine or booster shot, text the word COVID to 270-796-4400.

Learn more about the vaccine.

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