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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 through May
With the ongoing and evolving COVID-19 situation and the declaration of a national emergency, LVMC is canceling all workshops, lectures and support group gatherings regularly held at our facility, through the end of May.
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
National Sleep Awareness Week
Sleep, precious sleep. After a long day of work and play, going to sleep is something many of us look forward to. But are you getting enough? While we all know that eating nutritious foods and getting exercise is important for our health, we hear less about the importance of sleep. Getting enough rest is critical to your overall health and well-being.
Lompoc Valley Medical Center Prepares for Coronavirus Response
Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19, the novel (new) coronavirus identified late last year in China, Lompoc Valley Medical Center has participated regularly in Santa Barbara County and statewide updates and planning calls along with other regional hospitals and clinics.