COVID-19 Information and Resources
Last updated: 4/6/2020
Information changes often; we will update this information as it becomes
We understand that members of our community are concerned about the risk
of exposure to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
Like many other hospitals, we care for patients with infectious diseases
frequently and are well prepared to provide them with the best and appropriate
care while ensuring the safety of our staff, patients and visitors. We
have a world class Infection Prevention team leading our efforts, which
includes education, training and drills so that our clinicians have the
information, tools and communication systems to properly screen and isolate
patients for infectious conditions.
PIH Health clinicians are communicating with and are working in tandem
with our partners at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
(LACDPH), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stay up to date on this evolving
We should all be very conservative in our preventive measures. As always,
please follow standard hygiene practices to prevent illness, such as handwashing,
avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and avoid hugs and handshakes.
- CDC does not recommend the use of face masks for the general public.
- The United States is experiencing a severe mask shortage.
- Due to the shortage, all masks have been withheld from common areas of
PIH Health’s hospitals (i.e. lobbies); therefore, PIH Health is
unable to provide masks to the public.
How You Can Help with Supplies
Right now, healthcare workers at PIH Health hospitals and clinics have
the equipment and supplies they need to protect themselves and others
as they care for patients with COVID-19.
But with the expected increase in COVID-19 patients, we are asking for
the community’s help in donating supplies now. That way, supplies
will be ready to protect healthcare providers and staff when needed.
If you are able to help with any of the items below or are interested in
providing other donations, click the Donate Supplies button below. Thank you.
Potential vendors and sales inquiries can be made
New or unused:
- ISO gowns
- Shoe covers
- Raincoats & ponchos
- U.S. N95 masks
- Procedural masks
- Face shields
- Hand sanitizer
- Sanitizing wipes
- Hospital-grade and household-grade disinfectant
- Hard plastic goggles
- Isolation suits
- Disposable coveralls
- Cotton fabric tote bags
- Oral thermometers and temporal thermometers (that measure body temperature
by touching the forehead)
- Large trash bags
- Packing tape
More specialized items:
- PAPRs (powered air-purifying respirators) and PAPR hoods
- Nasal testing swabs
- Viral testing kits
If you would like to make a monetary contribution, please
Donate Now. Thank you for considering a gift of support to PIH Health as we navigate
the impact of COVID-19.
- Patient care and safety are the absolute top priority at PIH Health. If
you have questions about your medical care, please contact your primary
care provider or the specialist directing your care.
- Temporary Visiting Hours
- PIH Health has declared a Code Triage Internal in response to the current
status of Coronavirus. Using the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)
allows us to increase our situational awareness and escalate our response
in a unified manner. Invoking the HICS system provides access to local,
state and federal resources.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring
an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus
first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
Cases have been identified in a growing number of other
international locations, including
the United States. There are ongoing investigations to learn more.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be spread through person-to-person transmission.
- The official name of the virus/disease is SARS-CoV-2 and the disease is
called COVID-19. This is decided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
and World Health Organization (WHO).
This is a novel (previously unknown) virus that public health officials
are still learning about. Please refer to the CDC website for more information at
- A vaccine is being developed but it is expected to be at least 12+ months away.