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Reminder: All Southcoast Health providers, staff and employees who have not received an exemption for religious or medical reasons are expected to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by November 15. Southcoast is offering EMPLOYEE-ONLY walk-in hours for first, second, or booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine:

* Monday, November 15, 2021
* 11am – 7pm
* Vanity Fair, 375 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth


Protect yourself, your loved ones, your colleagues and our patients – get your shot today!

Welcome to the COVID-19 Hub

You have arrived at the central location for all policies, procedures, guidelines and information needed by Southcoast employees on COVID-19. 

What to do if you’re symptomatic?

If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste/smell, congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomitting, diarrhea:

  1. Quarantine, do NOT work, contact your manager
  2. Immediately schedule your COVID-19 test via MyChart
  3. Contact the COVID-19 Nurse Triage Hotline for evaluation and further direction
    508-973-4968 (Mon-Sat, 8am – 5pm)


Return to work: positive test

  1. Continue isolation until: 24 hours fever free without antipyretics AND improvement of symptoms AND 10 days since symptom onset or positive test date (whichever is first)
  2. End self-isolation on Day 11
    (Please contact Employee Health on day 10)
  3. Fill out a “Return to Work form
  4. Contact Employee Health via
    sc-covidreturn@southcoast.org
  5. Return to work after Employee Health clearance

Return to work: negative test

  1. Continue isolation until: 24 hours fever free
  2. Fill out a “Return to Work form
  3. Contact Employee Health via
    sc-covidreturn@southcoast.org
  4. Return to work after Employee Health clearance

Testing and screening

Schedule your COVID-19 test through MyChart

Return to Work

Helpful Links: 

Incident Command Center

Incident Command Center Call Number: 508-973-5801  


PPE

Travel

Southcoast Health Travel-Related Testing and Quarantining Requirements

For Mass DPH guidance on travel, go to Travel Information.

CDC Travel Guidance:

Hand Hygiene & Hand Washing

CDC information on hand hygiene for health professionals and handwashing.  


VIDEO: The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrives; 750 Southcoast staffers receive it already

Questions? 

For all questions or comments about the information on this page or for anything COVID-19 related, please email faq@southcoast.org. Your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate person for a response to your request.

Helpful hints – press Control+F (or Command+F on a Mac) to launch a keyword specific search. A “search-box” will appear on your screen and allow you to search for specific keywords, phrases, or documents.*

*Please note, this will only work on a desktop & laptops.