When patients with COVID-19 symptoms present at the Emergency Department or other YRMC locations, we follow a robust treatment protocol to further evaluate, test and care for them. If a staff member develops symptoms, we use the same process to assess and treat them. We have administered more than 30,000 COVID-19 tests to community members. Testing is an essential tool, and YRMC will keep testing.
Now that vaccinations are available, we have vaccinated all YRMC employees who wish to be vaccinated. We’re also vaccinating Yuma County residents as quickly as we receive vaccine from the state. We are ready and eager to receive more vaccine and dramatically accelerate community vaccination.
YRMC is a part of our great community. Therefore, we continue to coordinate care with private practice physicians, urgent care centers, nursing homes and other healthcare providers. We have ongoing communications with local mayors, elected officials and top public health leaders throughout our community, as we work collectively to minimize risk and keep our community well informed.
Employees, physicians and patients at Yuma Regional Medical Center all use masking, handwashing, social distancing, isolation and other infection control practices. Most have been vaccinated. Together, we are minimizing the risk of spreading the virus. As a means of promoting social distancing, we implemented a selective visitor policy.