Kershaw Health

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information

KershawHealth is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are continuing to work closely with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to the evolving coronavirus situation in our community. 

We understand the concern the increasing number of positive cases brings to our community. Our facility has been prepping year-round for instances such as this prior to the onset of COVID-19 and have implemented all necessary protocol. All staff that has been exposed to any positive patient has been identified and are being monitored per guidelines for healthcare professionals provided by the CDC.

We urge our community to stay calm, continue to follow DHEC and CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of germs by using proper hand hygiene and staying home from school, work, or social outings if you are not feeling well.

Updated Visitation Policy

As the situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, so does our hospital’s response. Effective immediately, we have moved to NO VISITOR policy. This visitor restriction excludes OB patients and end-of-life patients. Surgical patients will, of course, still be required to have a driver/caregiver.  See the updated guidelines below:

  • Entrance Changes:
    • Main Hospital Entrance will be open Monday-Friday 6:00 am -8:30 pm but will be closed Saturday & Sunday
    • Emergency Department entrance will remain open 24/7
  • Screening Process at above entrances: Upon entering the facility, patients and visitors will be screened regarding respiratory symptoms and will have a temperature check.
    • A visitor with elevated temperature or symptoms will not be allowed to enter.
    • Patients with symptoms will be given a mask to wear during the care visit.
    • After a visitor has been screened, he or she will be given a bright green armband to wear while in the hospital.
  • Age Limits: All visitors must be 16 years of age or older.

Once again, we want to assure our community that it is safe to come to KershawHealth should you need care. 

Below are a number of resources to help educate you and your family on COVID-19. For more information on the virus, please contact the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC).

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Previous Press Releases

March 10, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for KershawHealth

March 9, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for KershawHealth