CPH Coronavirus Information Page
Hospital Visitor Expectations and Precautions
Due to the current low community spread of COVID-19, CPH is allowing limited visitation of non-COVID patients effective Monday, March 15, 2022.
All Patients, Visitors and Care Partners MUST:
- Wear a mask at all times. Masks must be properly worn over the nose and mouth.
- Wash or sanitize hands often.
- Stay in the patient room or appointment location. Do not go to other areas of the hospital including waiting areas.
- Follow all directions from staff.
Screening Locations & Hours:
|Main Mountain Tower Entrance|
|Monday – Friday||6:00am||6:30pm|
|Emergency Department Entrance|
|River Tower Front Entrance|
|Monday – Friday||6:30am||5:00pm|
|Saturday – Sunday||CLOSED|
Alaska Vaccine Information
Vaccine Information from CDC
If You Feel Sick
- Take the Emory University Coronavirus symptom checker
- Stay home if you believe you have been exposed to the virus, even if you are not showing any symptoms.
- Stay home when you are sick, especially if you have respiratory illness symptoms. Currently, these symptoms are more likely due to seasonal influenza or other viruses than to a COVID-19 infection. Whether you have seasonal flu, the common cold, or something else, it’s important you stay away from others as much as possible when sick.
- If you have traveled to a country on the CDC list of level 2 or 3 travel health notices or an area in the United States with active community spread of COVID-19 and feel ill, call your health care provider before coming into the doctor’s office or emergency department.
- Avoid coming to the emergency department, unless you have a health emergency and/or you have been advised by your primary care provider to do so. This helps prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection.
- Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home as much as possible while you are sick.
- Monitor yourself for fever, coughing and shortness of breath.
- Are you sick and self-quarantining? Get information and instructions to monitor yourself at home – CDC list of level 2 or 3 travel health notices
If you are experiencing COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH and/or a FEVER, call your primary care provider, public health or the emergency department before coming into the doctor’s office or emergency department. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your provider and the hospital to prepare for your arrival, protect you, and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections. Check your symptoms here
|Kenai Public Health||(907) 335-3400|
|Central Peninsula Family Practice (Kenai & Soldotna)||(907) 714-4111|
|Central Peninsula Internal Medicine Associates||(907) 262-8597|
|Central Peninsula Hospital Emergency Department||(907) 714-4444|
Did you test POSITIVE for COVID-19?
If you just tested positive for COVID-19, review this flyer for instructions on how to care for yourself and keep your loved ones safe.
How to Protect Yourself
You can protect yourself from COVID-19 infection the same ways you protect against the common cold or seasonal flu.
- Sanitize your hands often for at least 20 seconds each time. Alcohol gel works well in most situations (like after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose), but hand washing with soap and water should be performed after going to the bathroom, before eating, or when your hands are visibly soiled.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash (putting a tissue on a table contaminates the surface of the table with germs).
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Routinely disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, using a cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow your local, state and national authorities recommendations ie, reduced travel and congregating in large groups.
Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way
Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from person to person and throughout the community. Follow these five steps every time:
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday”, “Row Row Row Your Boat or “A-B-C’s” from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
COVID-19 is believed to spread in similar ways as the common cold, such as when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Contact your primary care provider for guidance to protect yourself and others if you become ill. The CDC has the most current information about the virus, including everything you need to know about how the virus spreads, how it’s treated, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you get sick. Stay on top of the latest by visiting the CDC website, which is being updated frequently.
Johns Hopkins University Global Mapping of COVID-19 Cases