Changes for the Safety of our Patients and Staff



Iowa Department of Public Health Link


For Patients

  • If you have a fever over 100.4 degrees, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, chill, muscle pain, loss of taste of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea or suspect you are infected with COVID-19 or been in close contact with someone who might have COVID-19, please call ahead for screening prior to visiting campus.
  • If scheduled for an appointment at Floyd Valley Healthcare, one visitor will be allowed with a clinic or outpatient appointment.


For Visitors

  • We allow limited visitors in the hospital, surgery center, emergency department and outpatients clinics during regular visitor hours. Visitor restrictions are still in place for patients diagnosed with COVID-19. There will continue to be no visitors at Park Place Estates Assisted Living to protect this very vulnerable population. Adequate supply of protective equipment, including masks, is now available so that Floyd Valley Healthcare can begin allowing more visitors. One visitor will be allowed with a clinic or outpatient appointment. One visitor per patient per day will be allowed for the inpatient floor, with the visitor in OB being a birthing partner. In end-of-life care, the spouse and/or children will be allowed to visit.


Elective Surgery

  • Elective surgeries are being scheduled again. Please contact your surgeon directly for scheduling. Everyone entering facility must wear a face mask.



  • We are taking donations of N95 masks, face masks, face shields, gowns, gloves and new or used goggles.  Please drop these items off at the East Entrance.


Material and Design Information for Homemade Masks



Mask Design

  • Optimal fabric is single ply cotton-blend t-shirt material (newer shirts; not worn or tattered)
  • Second choice for fabric is quilting cotton
  • Pre-wash material prior to sewing
  • Head loop or ear-loop preferred over ties (ties tend to tangle in laundry)
  • Masks with ties may be sewn if no elastic available
  • Medium or Large size


Supplies Needed

  • Fabric, - ½ yard per 2-3 masks
  • Elastic band, approximately ¼” wide, or elastic hair tie/band
  • Head loop preferred due to ability to obtain tighter fit;
  • If head-loop, elastic band - 23 inch long
  • If ear-loop, - 8 inches long OR, elastic hair tie/band may be used
  • Ties may be used instead of head or ear loops.
  • Four ties (2 upper edges, 2 lower edges), each ~ 16” long.
  • OR, 2 long ties (one each side), - 36” that is sewn along out sides of each mask so that approximately 16” extends from each upper and lower edge of mask.
  • All-purpose thread
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sharpie pen


 For Staff

  • Staff will need to enter either the main East or West Entrances for screening upon arriving to work. The East Entrance will be staffed from 6 am –10 pm. After hours, please use the phone to contact the ED to be screened for entry. The West Entrance will be staffed Mon–Thurs from 6:15 am – 8 pm, 6:15 am - 5 pm on Friday and 8 am – 12 pm on Saturday. All other doors will remain locked.
  • There are shortages of certain supplies, so we ask that you use PPE in the appropriate settings only as defined by policy.
  • We thank our volunteers for their unwavering support, but we are asking that they remain safe in their home during this time. You will be alerted when you may resume volunteering. This includes the closing of the Gift Shop.
  • Internal classes for employees will continue to be offered as scheduled (CPR, ACLS, PALS).
  • We will continue to work with graduate level students that are currently here for their training, but will not be accepting new students or high school or undergraduate students.


FVH covid-19  info


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