Cottage Hospital Updates Visitor Policy Amidst Rising COVID-19 Hospitalizations

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Source: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (SBCH)

At SBCH, 23 hospitalized patients have confirmed COVID. Of these, 1 is in critical care. Compared to two weeks ago (December 20, 2021), the number of hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID was 8.

Visitor Policy Update

With the new surge of COVID cases now rapidly spreading throughout our community, it is necessary to pause visitation at Cottage Health to best protect patients and staff. As of Wednesday, January 5, 2022, no visitors will be allowed for most patients in the hospitals. This is a difficult decision but it is critical that our hospitals maintain capacity for ongoing care. We appreciate the community’s efforts to maintain safe practices and look forward to when we can again invite visitors back into the hospitals as safely as possible.

The community can help by using all tools available to prevent the spread of COVID: getting a vaccination and a booster when eligible, testing, isolating if positive or symptomatic, masking and distancing.

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SBsurferlife Jan 08, 2022 11:04 AM
Cottage Hospital Updates Visitor Policy Amidst Rising COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Yep, that's been the whole thing with this virus. Many people can be asymptomatic with all the variants and spread it around like wildfire. For one person who's asymptomatic though, there's another (or more) who will end up in the hospital. So... that's why this whole covid thing has been. big deal. Truly hope the virus is winding down but I'd be cautious about saying omicron is overblown.

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