COVID-19 Information

The rise of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global, national and local concern. We want to assure our patients and the community that The University of Kansas Health System is working closely with local, state and federal health officials to prepare.

Our top priority is keeping our patients, visitors and staff safe

Our team treats patients with several respiratory illnesses every day. We have the training, tools and techniques in place to isolate and care for patients who are potentially at risk for COVID-19 following the guidelines identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

COVID-19 Update: We have revised our visitor policy to allow one visitor per patient into our inpatient care areas, emergency department and ambulatory clinics in an ongoing effort to keep our patients and staff safe and to limit the spread of any airborne illnesses. We will continue to screen visitors at the entry points. 

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What to do if you are feeling ill

Contact your doctor’s office or urgent care center if you think you have symptoms or have been exposed.

  • Call before you arrive at your doctor’s office or urgent care center

  • Let your doctor’s office know about your symptoms. COVID-19 symptoms include:

    • ​fever

    • coughing

    • shortness of breath

  • ​Also let your doctor know if you have:

    • ​been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19

    • have traveled to an area with sustained transmission

​Avoid going to the Emergency Department unless instructed by your doctor.

Preventing the spread of respiratory diseases, including the flu and COVID-19

Remember the everyday basics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based sanitizer

  • Wear a mask over your mouth and nose
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  • Avoid close contact with sick people

  • Clean and disinfect regularly

  • Stay home when you are sick

  • Avoid large gatherings

The CDC does not recommend people who are well wear facemasks to prevent exposure to COVID-19 or other respiratory diseases. Masks should be worn by people who show signs of the disease, so they can prevent the spread of the disease to others. Read more about the CDC’s recommendations.

Things to consider if planning a visit to the hospital

To prevent the spread of seasonal flu, intestinal viral illnesses and other infectious diseases in our communities, please follow these guidelines:

  • Do not visit the hospital if you or members of your household are sick, especially from upper respiratory infection (coughing, sneezing, congestion) or gastrointestinal illness (vomiting, nausea, diarrhea)

  • Note that intensive care, maternity units and other areas of the hospital have specific visiting guidelines

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when visiting patients

  • Please ask for a mask while visiting our Emergency Department

Thank you for helping us keep our patients, visitors and communities healthy.