Coronavirus 2019: What you should know

Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or Oklahoma State Department of Health websites for the most up-to-date information.

Oklahoma Heart Hospital is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak, known as COVID-19. Oklahoma Heart Hospital regularly treats patients with infectious diseases, and our physicians, nurses, and clinical staff are highly trained in infection prevention protocols. Specific to COVID-19, we are following the procedures outlined by the CDC and state and federal healthcare authorities.

Visitor Changes Effective February 16th, 2023

Hospital Procedures and Stays:

Visitors will be required to wear a mask at all times. Patients will also be required to wear a mask during their hospital stay. Masks will be available at hospital entrances.

Hospital and clinic visitors must meet the following criteria:

  • Visitors will be required to wear a mask at all times
  • Must not have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • Must not have a pending COVID-19 test
  • If they have been tested in the last 10 days for COVID-19, they must have tested negative

Visitors for COVID-19 positive patients will be allowed under the guidelines listed below:

  • Two visitors will be allowed at a time in the patient room
  • Visitors who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms are asked to wait 10 days before visiting
  • PPE is required at all times (unless eating or drinking), and failure to keep PPE on will result in a request to leave the campus



About COVID-19

Know the symptoms

  • Patients with COVID-19 have had symptons similar to the flu, such as:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

Know how to protect yourself and others

Take these precautions to prevent the spread of germs:

  • Perform frequent hand hygiene by washing with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizers
  • Regularly use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Keep areas clean and disinfected, especially surfaces or items that are touched frequently, like your cell phone or tablet
  • If you're sick, stay home, except to get medical care
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, your sleeve or elbow
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Tell a nurse or physician if you’ve traveled to one of the communities where the virus has spread, such as China, South Korea, Japan, Italy, or Iran; or here in the states of California, Oregon, or Washington State

Know how to get more information

Visit the CDC's website to learn:

  • How COVID-19 is spread
  • Who is most at risk
  • Global and national locations with cases of COVID-19

Oklahoma State Health Department: