Latest URMC COVID-19 Information

May 29, 2020 – From the desk of Jeff Tarrant, CEO of Upson Regional Medical Center

Below is an updated status report on URMC’s COVID-19 plan preparations and implementation as of today.

Upson County was confirmed to have 280 COVID-19 positive cases in today’s noon Georgia Department of Public Health update. This number reflects the patient’s county of residence and is not an indication of where COVID-19 positive patients may be hospitalized.

Our virtual visit technology with several provider clinics is available. Please use it if a virtual visit with a physician or advanced practice provider will meet your healthcare needs. To schedule a virtual visit, click here.

Our best approaches in slowing and eventually stopping the spread of this virus throughout our population include the following:

  • Maintaining distance from each other—at least 6 feet apart at all times.

  • Wearing isolation masks when out in public and make sure it covers your mouth and nose.

  • Appropriately covering coughs and sneezes.

  • Washing your hands frequently, using sanitizer foams or gels when unable to wash.

  • Eliminating any group gatherings.

  • Staying at home unless it is essential to go out.

  • Public access into the hospital will be the Main Entrance from 6am-5pm on weekdays only and Emergency Department 24/7.

  • All minors may have one visitor for the duration of their stay or visit.

  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one visitor to assist with arrival and registration, and may stay in Ambulatory surgery room to wait for patient.

  • No visitors under age 18.

  • Labor and Delivery patients can have one visitor throughout the patient’s stay.

  • Patients at the end of life receiving hospice care may have one visitor in the room.

  • Strategically allowing elective surgical cases.

  • Screening all who are entering the hospital—public, employees, providers, others--for exposure history, symptoms, and temperature.

  • Screening all who are entering our clinics and offices—public, employees, providers, and others--for exposure history, symptoms, and temperature.

  • Eliminating gatherings of large employee or community groups within any area of our organization.

  • Posting a link accessible on our URMC Home Page that contains real time details of our latest COVID-19 mitigation details.

  • Changes in our cleaning schedules.

  • Changes in how our café functions from a public and staff dining perspective.

  • Daily COVID-19 operational call, to assess the situation, prioritize needs, and establish direction for the next 24 hours.

Also, a reminder that our clinics are open and absolutely committed to being the resource needed.

*Cash price of COVID-19 Testing is $115*