LVMC Announces Confirmed COVID-19 Case

in LVMC News

As of 9:30 am Thursday, March 26, Lompoc Valley Medical Center was notified by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department that one of our screened patients tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The patient was not hospitalized and is in self-quarantine. Santa Barbara County Public Health Department staff are monitoring the status of the patient, as it is with all other Santa Barbara County COVID-19 positive patients.

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As of 9:30 am Thursday, March 26, Lompoc Valley Medical Center was notified by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department that one of our screened patients tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The patient was not hospitalized and is in self-quarantine. Santa Barbara County Public Health Department staff are monitoring the status of the patient, as it is with all other Santa Barbara County COVID-19 positive patients.

Lompoc Valley Medical Center reminds the community to stay home to prevent the spread of the virus, and practice social distancing when performing essential tasks outside the home. Wash your hands often with soap and water, avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, and avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Information regarding COVID-19 may be obtained from the Public Health Department's recorded information line at 805-681-4373, or County Call Center, from 9 am to 6 pm at 833-688-5551 or Public Health Department website at www.publichealthsbc.org

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Author: Nora Wallace, Public Relations

Nora Wallace was hired as LVMC’s Public Relations Coordinator in October 2014. She previously was employed as a newspaper reporter for 25 years at the Santa Barbara News-Press, primarily covering North County news. At LVMC, Nora is also responsible for the management of the Blue Coat hospital volunteers. She is a graduate of Santa Barbara City College and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.

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