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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: March 15, 2020 (2:30 p.m.)

Please listen to the facts. There are many rumors that only add to people being fearful and anxious. We are doing our best to provide the most up-to-date, factual information.

To ensure timely communication with our patients and the community, regular updates, as listed below, will be provided on ForrestHealth.org/COVID19. We are in constant communication with local and state officials, monitoring CDC and state guidelines as available.

  • 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 with several other test results pending.
  • As of this posting, 28 tests have been sent to the state from the Forrest Health System.
  • All Forrest Health facilities have adequate supplies on hand to meet our current demands, including N95 masks. This is a fluid situation that can change on a moment’s notice.
  • Forrest Health is not providing masks to the public. Masks are reserved for patients and staff.
  • You may see some of our staff wearing face masks. Those staff persons are being monitored for the 14 day incubation of COVID-19 because they have had low-risk exposure to the illness.  This is an attempt to protect others in case they develop symptoms.
  • We have discontinued serving meals to the public through our cafeterias system-wide.
  • Our visitor policy has changed to be one visitor per patient.
  • All Forrest Health public meetings have been canceled in system-wide facilities.
  • All Forrest Health student programs have been canceled.
  • All Forrest Health-hosted classes, screenings, support groups have been canceled.
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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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