1.21.2021 COVID-19 Update from Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

January 21, 2021

As of 1.21.2021:

Currently, Memorial is treating less than 30 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 in our hospital. While this is a decrease from our last update, this number is very fluid and can change rapidly.  

At this time, Conemaugh has temporarily paused registration for vaccine appointments as we await delivery of more vaccine doses from the PA Department of Health. The PA Department of Health determines our vaccine allotment, and as we receive more vaccine, we will reopen the registration form to sign up for the appointments. Community members, who are in the 1A Tier, should keep an eye on our social media and website for more updates.

We have administered nearly 2,000 vaccines to date, and are wrapping up the second round doses in the coming weeks. Memorial is pleased to be taking this next exciting step toward ending the pandemic and advancing our mission of Making Communities Healthier.

We are eager to vaccinate as many individuals as possible and are doing everything we can to ensure a smooth rollout at our facilities and in our community when the time comes. Once the vaccine is more widely available, we will work with our local and state partners to educate our community on how and where to get vaccinated. Check our website and social media platforms often for immunization plan updates.

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center reminds the public to do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask or face covering in public, in addition to practicing social distancing, avoiding social gatherings outside your household, and proper hand hygiene.

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center continues to take all the necessary precautions to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19, including limiting entry points to the facility, screening all individuals for symptoms of COVID-19, universal masking and maintaining a strict zero-visitation protocol.

For additional information about the hospital’s preparation and response to COVID-19, visit Conemaugh.org.

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center wants to remind members of the community about best practices for overall health and wellbeing during the pandemic, so we are sharing these recommendations.