“There are fewer people on ventilators at AV Hospital with COVID 19 than for other causes. People are not going to the hospital when they should and medical conditions are getting worse. By the time they get there it could be too late. If you think you should go to the Emergency Room you should go. The Covid patients are being kept separate and it is safe.” – Mayor Rex Parris
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people are taking necessary precautions to limit the spread of the virus like washing their hands, disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, wearing face coverings, and practicing social distancing. This is all necessary to keep you, your loved ones, and our community safe and healthy.
It is just as important to visit the hospital when you are feeling ill or experiencing a medical emergency. They are safe to visit! Unfortunately, it is a misconception that hospitals should be avoided. As a result, we are seeing residents who are waiting too long to seek treatment for life-threatening emergencies. Remember Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing any life-threatening symptoms, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
AVH has done a great job at taking proper steps to halt the spread of COVID-19 by appropriately separating COVID-19 patients from others, wearing proper protective equipment, and frequently sanitizing.
If you are in need of medical care, do not be afraid to seek it. Our hospitals are safe, sanitary, and will provide you the best care possible amidst this pandemic.