COVID-19 Isolation And Precautions | VA Charleston Health Care

Veteran patients recovering from COVID-19 should wait 10 days from the onset of symptoms before coming into the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center or any of our community outpatient clinics. Masking is required for all patients and visitors at the hospital and all clinics. This guidance is based on current VHA and CDC recommendations as of January 6, 2022.

Isolation and Precautions for hospitalized patients with COVID-19 Infection

Veteran patients recovering from COVID-19 should wait 10 days from the onset of symptoms before coming into the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center or any of our community outpatient clinics. Masking is required for all patients and visitors at the hospital and all clinics.

Precautions

Take precautions until day 10. Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask. Avoid travel. Avoid being around people who are at high risk.

 

*Mild Illness: Individuals who have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, sore throat, malaise, headache, muscle pain) without SOB, dyspnea, or abnormal chest imaging.