Due to the unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections, and the demand for services across our State, Healthcare Systems are operating beyond capacity and pushed past their intended design.
During these circumstances you may experience some of the following:
Emergency Department – Patients will be prioritized by the acuity of their illness and the availability of resources. This could lead to wait times greater than 24 hours.
Clinic Delays – Patients may be prioritized by first come, first serve, or by the acuity of their illness.
Visitors and patients have the potential to be exposed to COVID-19 during their visit.
GRHS may experience staffing levels that cannot keep pace with the COVID-19 surge. This has the potential to require Healthcare Systems to allow COVID-19 positive employees to work to care for the sick.
Patients are not guaranteed a private room during Crisis Operations.
What is being done to mitigate issues arising from COVID-19 surges and Crisis Operations: