COVID-19

School Board adopts face covering requirement on school property

From Hernando County Schools Public 
Information Office

Brooksville - At the July 28th school board meeting, the Hernando School Board voted unanimously to approve, by emergency rule, the requirement for all students, staff and visitors to wear face coverings while on school district property. As all schools in Hernando prepare to open on August 31st, the addition of face coverings is intended to help mitigate transmission of COVID -19.

Emergency Management Director Briefs Commissioners on COVID-19 Developments

Emergency Management Director Cecilia Patella updated the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at the regular meeting on July 14, 2020.   During her last update on June 23, Commissioner John Allocco asked Patella how many patients testing positive for COVID-19 were asymptomatic.  Patella reported during this meeting that the number is 30%.

Local hospital restricts some inpatient surgeries, procedures as COVID cases climb

In Hernando County, there has been an (all time) total of 83 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 as of July 11, 2020, according to the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Summary for Hernando County.  There are currently 34 hospitalizations according to the USF COVID-19 Hub, as of July 12, 2020, at 7:15 pm.  Total Adult ICU bed capacity in the county is 16.07% (as of July 12, 7:15 pm).

Oak Hill Hospital Announces New Temporary Visitor Policy Effective June 30

Brooksville, Florida -  (June 29, 2020) – Oak Hill Hospital is implementing a new visitor policy on Tuesday, June 30, 2020,  as a result of the increase in the community spread of COVID-19 in Hernando County.  No visitors will be permitted for admitted inpatients to help ensure the safety of our patients and caregivers (limited exceptions noted below). The policy is as follows:

What You Need to know About Going to the Hospital

=== UPDATE 6/29/2020 ===

Oak Hill Hospital Announces New Temporary Visitor Policy EFFECTIVE June 30

 

Brooksville, Florida -  (June 29, 2020) – Oak Hill Hospital is implementing a new visitor policy on Tuesday, June 30, 2020,  as a result of the increase in the community spread of COVID-19 in Hernando County.  No visitors will be permitted for admitted inpatients to help ensure the safety of our patients and caregivers (limited exceptions noted below). The policy is as follows: