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COVID-19 Update

 

We're Here and Ready to Safely Care for You

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, your health and safety are our very highest priorities. During the COVID-19 pandemic and as our communities begin to reopen, we are here and ready to care for you in our hospitals, surgery centers and through in-person clinic and online video visits. Learn how we are keeping you safe and protected so that you can get the care you need.

 

A Message to Our Patients, Visitors and Caregivers

Coronavirus: 5 Tips for Johns Hopkins Patients

 
 

Extra Safety Steps We’re Taking at All Care Locations

patient meeting greeter who are both wearing masks
All Patients Are Screened Upon Entry

Upon entrance, you will meet a screener who will ask a series of questions about symptoms, possible exposure to the coronavirus or an outstanding COVID test result. Please read our visitor guidelines as we are restricting most visits to patients only.

hands giving a blue happy face sticker.
Smiley Stickers Show Staff You’ve Been Screened

At some care facilities, once you pass the screening questions, you will get a smiley face sticker to wear. The sticker lets staff throughout the facility know that you have been screened.

social distancing floor spacing stickers
Stay Alert to the People Around You

Throughout our facilities, you will see repeated signage reminding you to practice social distancing. This is for your safety as well as the safety of staff members and other patients.

social distancing sign
COVID-19 Speaks All Languages

We are posting signs in multiple languages to help our patients follow safety protocols. Translated resources are also available on our website.

floor marker to help visitors know where to stand
Healthy Pointers Are Everywhere

Helpful directional signage can be found throughout our facility, including instructions on the floor showing patients where to stand when being checked into our clinics.

receptionist wearing a mask and face shield
New Protective Measures for Patients and Staff Members

Staff are wearing masks and protective shields to protect both patients and staff members from spreading the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. We are also installing Plexiglas barriers in some reception areas as an added precaution.

green spring station waiting room with social distancing
New Seating in Waiting Rooms

We are removing furniture and limiting seating areas in our waiting rooms to reinforce social distancing safety measures. There will be ample room between patients seated in waiting areas.

green spring station waiting room with 6 feet of space between chairs
Signs Help Instill New Habits

You will find signage in waiting areas, corridors and common areas as reminders to practice social distancing for your safety and the safety of those around you.

technician wearing a mask cleaning patient chair
Complete Cleaning Between Patients

Technicians in our Laboratory Services center thoroughly clean all areas of their phlebotomy (blood-drawing) stations after each patient visit.

technologist performing chest x-ray on patient. Both are wearing masks
Masks Are Required for Everyone

You are required to wear a mask or facial covering at all times while in the building. You should only remove your mask if a provider asks you to do so during an examination or treatment.

woman wearing a mask cleaning hospital bed
Squeaky Clean Comfort and Care

Between patient visits, our staff spend extra time cleaning every surface that a patient or clinician may have touched.

nurse taking blood pressure of a patient. Both are wearing masks.
Masks and Facial Shields Equal Improved Safety

Behind every mask and facial shield you encounter is a highly trained, compassionate caregiver. The added protective equipment helps safeguard everyone from the spread of COVID-19.

hands cleaning blood pressure cuff
We Wipe Down Equipment After Every Use

We are taking extra steps to improve safety by cleaning equipment, such as this blood pressure cuff, with disinfectant wipes after every use.

woman wearing a mask cleaning equipment
Protective Steps Between Patient Visits

We take additional steps to clean instruments, such as this digital thermometer and blood pressure gauge, after each use.

man wearing a mask cleaning a patient room
Examination Rooms Are Entirely Cleaned

We’re scheduling extra time between patient visits so that added steps can be taken to clean all examination rooms thoroughly.

man wearing a mask cleaning visitor chair
Ramped Up Routine to Clean Every Surface

The entire examination room, including exam tables, chairs, desks, sinks, computers, cabinets, hand sanitizer dispensers, light switches and door handles, is wiped clean with disinfectant wipes.

image of a sign about elevator restrictions
Elevator Restrictions

Please restrict elevator rides to no more than two people at a time to allow space for social distancing.

man wearing a mask cleaning elevator buttons
Elevator Buttons Cleaned Inside and Out

Our cleaning staff routinely clean commonly touched surfaces inside and out of our elevators repeatedly and often throughout the day.

man wearing a mask cleaning a bathroom
Restrooms Are Regularly Cleaned

Our cleaning staff are conscientious and committed to cleanliness. They are increasing their cleaning rounds, including full restroom cleanings repeatedly throughout the day.

man wearing a mask cleaning a door handle
Highly Touched Areas Get Extra Cleaning Attention

Our cleaning staff switched to a surgical room-grade cleaner and disinfectant for repeated spot cleaning of all commonly touched surface areas throughout the day, including door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, countertops and water fountains.

Extra Safety Steps We’re Taking at All Care Locations

patient meeting greeter who are both wearing masks
All Patients Are Screened Upon Entry

Upon entrance, you will meet a screener who will ask a series of questions about symptoms, possible exposure to the coronavirus or an outstanding COVID test result. Please read our visitor guidelines as we are restricting most visits to patients only.

hands giving a blue happy face sticker.
Smiley Stickers Show Staff You’ve Been Screened

At some care facilities, once you pass the screening questions, you will get a smiley face sticker to wear. The sticker lets staff throughout the facility know that you have been screened.

social distancing floor spacing stickers
Stay Alert to the People Around You

Throughout our facilities, you will see repeated signage reminding you to practice social distancing. This is for your safety as well as the safety of staff members and other patients.

social distancing sign
COVID-19 Speaks All Languages

We are posting signs in multiple languages to help our patients follow safety protocols. Translated resources are also available on our website.

floor marker to help visitors know where to stand
Healthy Pointers Are Everywhere

Helpful directional signage can be found throughout our facility, including instructions on the floor showing patients where to stand when being checked into our clinics.

receptionist wearing a mask and face shield
New Protective Measures for Patients and Staff Members

Staff are wearing masks and protective shields to protect both patients and staff members from spreading the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. We are also installing Plexiglas barriers in some reception areas as an added precaution.

green spring station waiting room with social distancing
New Seating in Waiting Rooms

We are removing furniture and limiting seating areas in our waiting rooms to reinforce social distancing safety measures. There will be ample room between patients seated in waiting areas.

green spring station waiting room with 6 feet of space between chairs
Signs Help Instill New Habits

You will find signage in waiting areas, corridors and common areas as reminders to practice social distancing for your safety and the safety of those around you.

technician wearing a mask cleaning patient chair
Complete Cleaning Between Patients

Technicians in our Laboratory Services center thoroughly clean all areas of their phlebotomy (blood-drawing) stations after each patient visit.

technologist performing chest x-ray on patient. Both are wearing masks
Masks Are Required for Everyone

You are required to wear a mask or facial covering at all times while in the building. You should only remove your mask if a provider asks you to do so during an examination or treatment.

woman wearing a mask cleaning hospital bed
Squeaky Clean Comfort and Care

Between patient visits, our staff spend extra time cleaning every surface that a patient or clinician may have touched.

nurse taking blood pressure of a patient. Both are wearing masks.
Masks and Facial Shields Equal Improved Safety

Behind every mask and facial shield you encounter is a highly trained, compassionate caregiver. The added protective equipment helps safeguard everyone from the spread of COVID-19.

hands cleaning blood pressure cuff
We Wipe Down Equipment After Every Use

We are taking extra steps to improve safety by cleaning equipment, such as this blood pressure cuff, with disinfectant wipes after every use.

woman wearing a mask cleaning equipment
Protective Steps Between Patient Visits

We take additional steps to clean instruments, such as this digital thermometer and blood pressure gauge, after each use.

man wearing a mask cleaning a patient room
Examination Rooms Are Entirely Cleaned

We’re scheduling extra time between patient visits so that added steps can be taken to clean all examination rooms thoroughly.

man wearing a mask cleaning visitor chair
Ramped Up Routine to Clean Every Surface

The entire examination room, including exam tables, chairs, desks, sinks, computers, cabinets, hand sanitizer dispensers, light switches and door handles, is wiped clean with disinfectant wipes.

image of a sign about elevator restrictions
Elevator Restrictions

Please restrict elevator rides to no more than two people at a time to allow space for social distancing.

man wearing a mask cleaning elevator buttons
Elevator Buttons Cleaned Inside and Out

Our cleaning staff routinely clean commonly touched surfaces inside and out of our elevators repeatedly and often throughout the day.

man wearing a mask cleaning a bathroom
Restrooms Are Regularly Cleaned

Our cleaning staff are conscientious and committed to cleanliness. They are increasing their cleaning rounds, including full restroom cleanings repeatedly throughout the day.

man wearing a mask cleaning a door handle
Highly Touched Areas Get Extra Cleaning Attention

Our cleaning staff switched to a surgical room-grade cleaner and disinfectant for repeated spot cleaning of all commonly touched surface areas throughout the day, including door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, countertops and water fountains.

 
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