Temporary Triage Tent Set Up at Cape Regional Medical Center In Response to COVID19 Preparedness
April 07, 2020
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cape Regional Health System has announced that as part of their proactive preparedness plan for the COVID19 pandemic and in order to meet the needs of the community, Cape Regional Medical Center has set up a temporary triage tent adjacent to the Emergency Department as a precautionary measure.
“The temporary triage tent is part of the health system’s ongoing emergency preparedness plan so we are ready to care for a possible surge of patients as a result of COVID19,” stated Andrea McCoy, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Cape Regional Health System. “The use of the temporary triage tent has not been activated presently. However, we want to Cape May County community to know that we are prepared.”
“We are urging our community to please stay home, and if you must go out, to please practice safe social distancing. If anyone is experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, runny nose, and/or shortness of breath to call their primary care provider for direction before visiting any medical setting,” stated Richard Nussey, DO, Emergency Medicine Physician. “As always, in a life threatening emergency, please call 911.”
Cape Regional Health System has opened a community hotline to help provide guidance and to address questions the community may have about COVID19. The number is 1.609.463.CAPE (1-609-463-2273) and is staffed 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Cape Regional has also implemented a telemedicine service that is available to the public to access non-emergent medical care in the safety and convenience of their home. To learn more please visit, www.caperegional.com/cape-regional-ondemand.