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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.
COVID and Diabetes in Latinos
COVID-19/Coronavirus is a new and serious threat to everyone, including seniors, but especially Hispanic/Latino people with type 2 diabetes if their blood sugars are high.
Fortunately, all of us can take simple steps to reduce our risk of catching COVID-19 and, if someone with diabetes develops COVID-19, there are important, practical steps to take immediately.
This website includes information in Spanish and English on what Hispanic/Latino people with diabetes should know and do about COVID-19.
Visit www.LatinoDiabetes.net and share this resource with your firends and family.
Community Update Regarding COVID-19
in LVMC News
Dear Lompoc Valley Community,
The administration and staff of Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Lompoc Health and the Comprehensive Care Center are thankful for the outpouring of support in recent days for our healthcare workers. Our highest priority is the health and safety of our community members, our medical staff and our employees.
LVMC Changes Laboratory Appointment Process Due to COVID-19
in LVMC News
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Lompoc Valley Medical Center and Lompoc Health are putting in place new rules concerning laboratory appointments. The temporary changes are being made to help limit interactions between patients and staff, to adhere to CDC-recommended social distancing, and to reduce the likelihood of community spread of COVID-19. They will be in place until further notice.
Tips on Social Distancing and Behavioral Health
Amid the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation and the declaration of a National Emergency, the public is being asked – and in some cases required – to practice a concept called “social distancing.”
For many, terms such as social distancing are new. COVID-19 response has also led to quarantine and isolation to limit the spread of the virus.
LVMC Cancels Support Groups, Lectures for 2020
With the ongoing and evolving COVID-19 situation and the declaration of a national emergency, we are canceling all workshops, lectures and support group gatherings regularly held to the end of the year.
We are making this very difficult decision to protect public health and the health and safety of our staff, patients and visitors.
Santa Barbara County Public Health Releases Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19) Information Portal for Community
(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) released a new information portal to augment its current website in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The new COVID-19 website is located at http://PublicHealthSBC.org with information available in English and Spanish. The site features daily status reports, general information about coronavirus, prevention tips, frequently asked questions, and links to information released by the California Department of Public Health Department (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
COVID-19 Testing Status
Lompoc Valley Medical Center is actively preparing for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The situation with the virus is rapidly evolving and as guidance from State and Local Public Health Departments are updated, our procedures and protocols are revised accordingly. We will inform the community via our webpage, signage at our facilities, and other means, as developments occur that may impact your healthcare needs.
SBC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
There are NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County at this time.
In order to protect the health of our community, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has issued a declaration of a local health emergency and health officer order for the postponement and cancellation of events, as indicated below, as well as social distancing measures.3