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69
Positive
981
Negative
1483
Pending
2533
Total Tests

* Updated: March 26, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Please note that these numbers are a combination of Forrest Health and Hattiesburg Clinic and reflect inpatients and outpatients.

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Forrest Health Update: All Facilities

Update: March 16, 2020; 4:30 PM 

  • Presently in our system we have 2 patients in Forrest General Hospital who have tested positive for Coronavirus per the MS State Department of Health Lab.
  • As of this posting, 55 tests have been sent to the state from the Forrest Health System.
  • Blood Drive – An Emergency Blood Drive is currently being coordinated between Forrest General and Vitalant Blood Services. More information to follow.  Stay tuned.

Important Hospital Entrance Information: Forrest General Hospital

Please read the following information regarding entrances at Forrest General Hospital. 
This will go into effect at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020. 

Those entering Forrest General Hospital or the cancer center (visitors and staff) will be asked to have their temperature taken.  Following the CDC guidelines, visitors with a fever of 100.4 or higher, will be asked to put on a mask and go to the Cough and Fever Clinic located at the Hattiesburg Clinic Cloverleaf Immediate Care facility or to call their primary care physician’s office.  The Cough and Fever Clinic will open on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  (see previous posting for information) Staff will be asked to go to the Employee Health Clinic in the basement of the hospital.

NOTE: Per EMTALA, any patient with an emergency should be directed to the Emergency Department.

As you have heard, Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) supplies are a scarce resource.  Anyone leaving  Forrest General Hospital is subject to having their belongings searched.  We ask for your cooperation in this matter due to the need to keep all supplies in-house and available to our staff and patients.

The Entrance Hours are as follows for Forrest General:

  • ER Main Entrance for Patients – 24 hours
  • ER Staff Entrance next to admin hallway -open 24 hrs
  • Main Entrance (front lobby facing Hwy 49) – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Level 1 Parking Garage Outpatient Entrance – 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Women’s Entrance 4th Level – 24 hrs for Labor and Delivery patients and one visitor, and physicians only

Hospital Staff should use one of the following entrances at all times :

  • ER Staff entrance next to admin hallway -open 24 hrs
  • Level 1 Parking Garage Outpatient Entrance – 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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Temporary Visitation Policies

Information regarding updated visitation policies at Forrest Health facilities.

Spanish Language Informational Video

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We have collaborated with Iglesia Vida and Pastor David Martinez to produce a Spanish language informational video, thanks to Dr. Eduardo Soto.

Mississippi State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline

The Mississippi State Department of Health is now operating a hotline for convenient answers to questions about COVID-19 by phone. Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday):
877-978-6453.

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