Jackson Health System Upgrades COVID Threat Level to “High’ at Most of its Facilities Effective Immediately

What:

Over the last two weeks, the volume of hospitalized COVID-19-positive patients has continued to rapidly increase at Jackson Health System. Throughout our hospitals, we have gone from treating 66 COVID-positive inpatients on Tuesday, July 6, to 139 today – a 111 percent increase. Of the 139 patients infected with COVID-19 currently being treated at Jackson, 95 percent are unvaccinated.

For the safety of our patients, visitors and staff, Jackson Health System will update its COVID threat level to “high” at most of its facilities effective immediately.

Effective this Wednesday, July 21, Jackson will no longer allow visitation for most inpatient units, excluding rehabilitation, pediatrics/NICU, maternity, non-COVID end-of-life cases, and other administrative exceptions. Additionally, visitors are not allowed in all adult emergency departments.

While Jackson is no longer providing vaccines at its facilities, Jackson encourages everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Vaccination is widely available across South Florida, including at local pharmacies. Anyone age 12 and older is eligible for a vaccine.

During a virtual press conference, Jackson leadership will be available to answer questions, and provide additional information on the current state at Jackson.

When:

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

Where:

Virtual Press Conference Via Zoom

Who:

  •  Carlos A. Migoya, CEO, Jackson Health System
  • Dr. Peter Paige, Chief Physician Executive, Jackson Health System
  • Dr. Lilian Abbo, Chief of Infectious Diseases, Jackson Health System

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