COVID-19 – Key Messages and FAQs

  • COVID-19 Updates for Mission Health + FAQs – updated March 31, 2020
  • To protect our patients and staff, Mission Health is actively reducing visitors to Mission Health hospitals including, limiting access into our hospitals and screening all patients and visitors upon entering.
  • We are following the screening guidelines provided by the CDC; should we identify those who warrant further testing, we will follow the recommended isolation and testing protocols.
  • Mission Health is working closely with local and state health departments and CDC to assure the safety of our staff, patients and community.
  • If you are a team member who has recently traveled from an affected geographic region, call WorkWell at 828-213-9600, opt 1.


  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more than a thousand confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now classified the situation as a pandemic.

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