We are pleased to present the most up-to-date news to help keep you informed about current and emerging health threats that may impact our communities. Today’s Health Care Hub includes information about the status of COVID-19, INFLUENZA, RSV and MONKEYPOX across the state and nationally. Please click on any of the links provided to access additional information or resources. Thank you.
- CDC TRANSMISSION RATES: Substantial
- YORK HOSPITAL INPATIENT CENSUS, 11/14/2022: 0 inpatients (8 days with no positive inpatients)
- MAINE COVID HOSPITALIZATION SNAPSHOT
- COVID TREATMENT: Available at York Hospital’s COVID Treatment Center, York Walk-In location
- IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENTS: Evusheld is recommended as pre-exposure prevention, to be given every six months by injection, for all immunocompromised patients. WHO IS CONSIDERED IMMUNOCOMPROMISED? Examples include someone who is undergoing active cancer treatment for tumors/cancers of the blood; taking medications post-organ transplant to suppress the immune system; living with advanced or untreated HIV infection; or in active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress the immune response. Please contact your provider for information about eligibility, or visit the Maine CDC COVID-19 page.
- VISITOR POLICY: Our Visitor Policy remains unchanged (one visitor at a time with some exceptions)
- MASKING: Masking is required at all health care facilities.
- COMMUNITY AND EMPLOYEE DRIVE-THRU FLU CLINICS AT YORK WALK-IN CARE LOCATION
1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday, November 17 and Friday, November 18
- INFLUENZA is on the rise across the country, with a steady increase in numbers. COVID will remain, but awareness of other respiratory infections should remain high.
- State of Maine Flu data is now being reported on the Maine CDC Influenza 2022-2023 page.
- CURRENT U.S. FLU ACTIVITY MAP
- MASKING: Masking is recommended for anyone experiencing respiratory symptoms.
- YH POSITIVITY RATE: For the week of 11/4/22 to 11/11/22, 55% of patients (13 of 24) tested were positive.
- PATIENT CARE GUIDANCE is being developed by York Hospital Pediatrics, Emergent Care and Walk-In Care teams.
- GENERAL INFORMATION: For additional information about RSV, please visit the Maine CDC website.
- VACCINE AND GENERAL INFORMATION: For general information about Monkeypox and/or vaccine availability, please visit the Maine CDC Monkeypox update page.
- TREATMENT AND TESTING: York Hospital has treatment and testing available. Contact your provider or a Walk-In Care location for additional information.
- Please reach out with any additional questions or concerns you may have to:
Timothy S. Pike, DO, MBA, CPE, FACP
Chief Medical Officer
Charity A. Neal, RN