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LVMC COVID-19 Community Update, May 8, 2020

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Below, please find an update regarding the COVID-19 situation from the Lompoc Valley Medical Center perspective.  This update will primarily provide the latest information on topics discussed in previous updates.

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LVMC COVID-19 Community Update, May 1, 2020

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Below, please find an update regarding the COVID-19 situation from the Lompoc Valley Medical Center perspective.  

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center COVID-19 Community Update, April 24, 2020 

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Below, please find an update regarding the COVID-19 situation from the Lompoc Valley Medical Center perspective. 

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LVMC COVID-19 Community Update, April 17, 2020

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Below, please find an update regarding the COVID-19 situation from the Lompoc Valley Medical Center perspective. There has not been significant change since the last update on April 8, but there are some things of note:

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New Policy Regarding Distribution of Medical Records

Effective April 9, 2020

Due to the onset of the COVID-19 virus and in order to adhere to restrictions put in place by the California Department of Public Health to prevent the spread of the disease, Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) and Lompoc Health are requesting patients to refrain from seeking the release of their medical records in person.

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New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports an additional three (3) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county today. The total number of confirmed cases is 267. Additionally, the Santa Barbara County Call Center has transitioned to 2-1-1 that will provide the public access to general information about COVID-19 in multiple languages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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COVID-19 Community Update, April 8, 2020

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Below, please find an update regarding the COVID-19 situation from the Lompoc Valley Medical Center perspective.  

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Lompoc Health COVID-19 Update and TeleVisits

We want to update you on the latest information regarding COVID-19, as well as provide our best recommendations to prevent the spread of the virus, based upon guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other organizations. Please keep in mind that the guidance and recommendations from these organizations continue to evolve and are subject to change. Also, we’re pleased to announce Lompoc Health patients now have access to TeleVisits with many of our providers.

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center COVID-19 Community Update

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Below, please find an update regarding the COVID-19 situation from the Lompoc Valley Medical Center perspective.  I intend to provide updates weekly, or as needed.

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Answers for Expectant Mothers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

I know this is a stressful time, when instead of focusing on this joyful time before the delivery of your baby, you may have concerns or fears related to the Coronavirus pandemic. Please be assured that the OB staff at LVMC are dedicated to providing you with the best support we can during this hard time.

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Severe Illness Associated with Using Non-Pharmaceutical Chloroquine Phosphate as Treatment

Chloroquine phosphate, when used without a prescription and supervision of a healthcare provider, can cause serious health consequences, including death. Clinicians and public health officials should discourage the public from misusing non-pharmaceutical chloroquine phosphate (a chemical used in home aquariums). Clinicians should advise patients and the public that chloroquine, and the related compound hydroxychloroquine, should be used only under the supervision of a healthcare provider as prescribed medications.

Read more on emergency.cdc.gov

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COVID-19: Pregnancy and Postpartum

Parents are likely experiencing a significant increase in pressure and concern while pregnant or caring for a newborn during the COVID-19 pandemic.