A Word about COVID-19 from Hill Regional Hospital

We are pleased that cases of COVID-19 have receded; but that does not mean we need to let down our guard concerning this virus!

Please observe caution and our mantra of steps you need to take to stay safe.

  • Please wash your hands well, using soap and water or a hand sanitizer.
  • If you are in a crowded situation or among groups of people you do not know, consider wearing your mask for protection.
  • Keep some social distancing at times. Do you really need to be 2 feet from the person in line ahead of you? Be aware of others and be considerate.
  • If you are not feeling well, stay home. Again, be considerate of others.
  • If you have some of the signs of COVID (runny nose, scratchy throat, some fever, headache, breathing issues, to name a few), GET TESTED. It’s better to know than NOT know, and you can take steps to isolate to protect others. Call a doctor if you are really ill; this is still a serious virus for some people.
  • If you have not had any of the original COVID-19 vaccines, would you consider getting them? Studies have shown that most people who received vaccines and then did get the COVID-19 virus, were not nearly as ill as unvaccinated people.
  • While Hill Regional is currently not giving the original or booster vaccines, they are still available at most pharmacies in the area. You may or may not need an appointment.
  • If you have questions about getting vaccines, we urge you to talk to your personal physician about the advisability of being vaccinated. Or for the latest information on COVID-19 and the various iterations of new strains, check out the CDC.gov website. As Hill Regional gets new information, we, too, will be informing the public.

We know what your question is – will there be other boosters needed? We can’t answer that yet, but we are on top of information that we receive. Let’s just credit the TV show Hill Street Blues’ sergeant when he sent his officers out for the day, “Be careful out there!” And we would add, “Be kind.”