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Coronavirus 2019: What you should know

Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or Oklahoma State Department of Health websites for the most up-to-date information.

Oklahoma Heart Hospital is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak, known as COVID-19. Oklahoma Heart Hospital regularly treats patients with infectious diseases, and our physicians, nurses, and clinical staff are highly trained in infection prevention protocols. Specific to COVID-19, we are following the procedures outlined by the CDC and state and federal healthcare authorities.

Updated Visitor Policy, effective Wednesday, March 25th

Effective Wednesday March 25th we are restricting all visitors to our adult patients in compliance with federal and state health recommendations  to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus.  We will certainly grant exceptions to the visitation restrictions for open heart and lung surgical patients, those with physical impairments or end-of-life situations.  Our House Supervisors will be available to discuss needed exceptions.

About COVID-19

Know the symptoms

  • Patients with COVID-19 have had symptons similar to the flu, such as:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

Know how to protect yourself and others

Take these precautions to prevent the spread of germs:

  • Perform frequent hand hygiene by washing with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizers
  • Regularly use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Keep areas clean and disinfected, especially surfaces or items that are touched frequently, like your cell phone or tablet
  • If you're sick, stay home, except to get medical care
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, your sleeve or elbow
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Tell a nurse or physician if you’ve traveled to one of the communities where the virus has spread, such as China, South Korea, Japan, Italy, or Iran; or here in the states of California, Oregon, or Washington State

Know how to get more information

Visit the CDC's website to learn:

  • How COVID-19 is spread
  • Who is most at risk
  • Global and national locations with cases of COVID-19

Oklahoma State Health Department: