What You Need to Know
How to Protect Yourself
The best way to prevent illness of any kind is to avoid being exposed and to avoid exposing others. The CDC recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick (handshakes, hugs, kissing, sharing cups/utensils)
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical attention if symptoms (high fever, shortness of breath) become severe. Consider telemedicine phone apps for non-emergency medical care.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Wash your hands after coughs or sneezes.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects (phones, door handles) and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Follow CDC's recommendations for using a facemask:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging all Americans -- even people who feel healthy -- to wear cloth face masks or homemade face coverings in public when 6-feet social distancing is difficult to maintain in an effort to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms ("asymptomatic") and that even those who eventually develop symptoms ("pre-symptomatic") can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity--for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing--even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC
What to Do If You Think You're Sick
If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you may be concerned about whether you have COVID-19. Your decision on whether to seek medical care should not change just because of this new virus.
If you're feeling ill, but otherwise would not have sought medical care, it's best for you to stay home.
COVID-19 TESTING is available at the TRH Walk-In Clinic AND the TRH Laboratory
Walk-In Clinic Testing Hours: SEVEN DAYS A WEEK from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you are experiencing symptoms, please call 270.849.2379 PRIOR to arrival.
Laboratory Testing Hours: Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you are experiencing symptoms, please call 270.789.6192 and a Lab Team Member will arrange to test you from the comfort of your own vehicle.
If you are experiencing difficulty breathing or another emergency, please call 911 or come to the Emergency Room. Our message to you is to not delay care, regardless of need. We are here for you to provide the peace of mind you need. That is our promise.
Diagnostic Testing Fees for COVID-19
Pursuant to section 3202(a) of the CARES Act, please find the following pricing information for COVID-19 diagnostic testing:
COVID-19 RT-PCR Collection $ 45.00
COVID-19 RT-PCR $ 188.00
COVID-19 Total Antibody $ 90.00
For deaf or hard of hearing patients:
Please find the following communication card to carry at all times during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is specially-designed to help you better communicate your healthcare needs.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Communication Card
Have a Question?
You may call the Kentucky COVID-19/Coronavirus Hotline with general questions at 1-800-722-5725, option 5. Do not call the hotline for emergencies. If you have an emergency, dial 911
Get the Latest Updates
For the latest updates on COVID-19, visit the Kentucky Department for Public Health's COVID-19 website.
Updated Visitor Hours as a Result of COVID-19
Visiting Hours for ICU: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
Adult Inpatients at Taylor Regional Hospital
(except those with COVID-19 or those in isolation) may have
ONE (1) DESIGNATED VISITOR in their room during the visiting hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and during discharge instructions.
All visitors should arrive wearing a mask and will complete a health screening when entering the facility. Those with fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, body aches or respiratory symptoms will not be allowed entry.
Visitors should alert screening staff if they have tested positive or have a pending COVID test.
ER patients will be allowed one (1) designated HEALTHY adult during their visit.
End-of-life patients will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Surgical patients will be allowed one (1) designated HEALTHY adult during surgery and initial recovery.
Pediatric patients will be allowed one (1) designated HEALTHY adult to accompany them.
All visitors in these exception categories will be required to stay in their designated area.
If you have an appointment (provider office visit, rehab services, oncology services, diagnostic imaging, lab work) you must come alone. If you are transported by another person, that person will need to stay in his or her vehicle. Individuals with special needs who require assistance may be accompanied by one healthy adult.
Please Note the following exception for Pregnancy (OB) Ultrasounds:
Effective May 19th, mothers are allowed one (1) healthy adult to accompany them for pregnancy (OB) ultrasound exams. Like the patient, those individuals must arrive wearing a mask, and complete a health screening (temperature check and questionnaire) before being cleared to accompany the patient to the exam. Those with fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, body aches or respiratory symptoms will not be allowed entry. Both patients and guests should alert screening staff if they have tested positive for or have a pending COVID test
Any visitor must stay in the patient's room the entire time of the visit; excluding restroom and cafeteria breaks. Once the visitor leaves the patient's room, they must leave the facility.
In consideration of current CDC recommendations and the safety and well being of volunteers, at this time we are temporarily suspending our volunteer programs at the hospital. We will also be postponing various support groups and activities that meet at the hospital.
For the latest in these cancellations and other changes that affect day-to-day hospital operations as a result of COVID-19, please visit the Closings, Cancellations and Delays page.
Frequently Asked Questions
For the most frequently asked questions surrounding COVID-19, please visit the FAQ section of the CDC website here.