12.31.2020 COVID-19 Update from Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

December 31, 2020

As of 12.31.2020:

As reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, cases of COVID-19 have increased in Cambria County in recent weeks, and with the documented increase in confirmed positive cases, hospitals in our region, including Memorial, have seen an expected increase in hospitalizations.

Currently, Memorial is treating more than 60 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 in our hospital; even though this is a decrease from our last update, this number is very fluid and can increase rapidly.  

As reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, cases of COVID-19 have increased in Cambria County over the past few days.

Conemaugh Health System has received an initial allocation of COVID-19 vaccines, and we are distributing them in accordance with prioritization guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government and our state. Vaccine administration began with our Frontline Healthcare workers and patient-facing clinical staff members. We are excited to announce that after 9 days of vaccinations, we have already administered 1,000 doses to date at Memorial Medical Center. Our clinicians have been very appreciative to receive the vaccine. We anticipate additional allocation of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and hope to receive those soon. We are working to develop a process for offering vaccine in the near future to non-hospital affiliated Healthcare Workers. We will update the community as this becomes available.

Once the vaccine becomes more broadly available, we strongly encourage our community to get vaccinated.

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 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.