COVID-19 Preparedness

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information

St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking the necessary steps to ensure we are fully prepared to care for patients, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with our local and state health departments.

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 health department. To view an updated report on COVID-19 cases in Georgia, click here

COVID-19 Online Risk Assessment

To help support the health of our community, we are providing access to an online COVID-19 risk assessment developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This tool does NOT provide a diagnosis, and it should NOT be used as a substitute for an assessment made by a healthcare provider.

Visitor Restrictions and Limited Entrance Access

Out of an abundance of caution and to protect the health and wellbeing of patients, visitors, staff, and community members.

St. Francis-Emory Healthcare has implemented visitor restrictions and limited access points. Per CDC guidelines, everyone entering the hospital will be screened for respiratory symptoms and travel history. A zero-visitor protocol will be implemented until further notice. Some exceptions apply:

  • OB patients plus the father of the baby or significant other
  • Patients receiving end of life care (ER Atrium Entrance only)
  • Pediatric patients (1 caregiver)