COVID-19 Alert at NHC Healthcare Columbia
Thank you for choosing our center for your loved one. We appreciate the opportunity to provide excellent care and compassion to your family.
Our center follows CDC and CMS guidelines for precautions, testing, and reporting for COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccine: For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please click here.
Visitation and Visitor Precautions
Visitation: We look forward to seeing you on campus. Please understand that visitation policies have the potential to change daily, based upon state and federal guidance as well as the positivity rate of each center and community.
To review community updates on COVID-19, please check out the notification dashboard below.
To find out the county-level positivity for any facility, please visit https://data.cms.gov/stories/s/COVID-19-Nursing-Home-Data/bkwz-xpvg/ and scroll to the “COVID-19 Testing” paragraph and click the link to view “rates of county positivity.”
We ask that you watch this short video as a reminder of precautions necessary for a safe visit.
Dashboard Reporting Categories
Number of In-House Active COVID Patients refers to the number of patients with active COVID-19 diagnosis being treated in the center’s dedicated unit with appropriate personal protective equipment and dedicated staffing.
Number of Patients Admitted Positive refers to the number of patients confirmed positive for COVID-19 upon admission from exposure outside the center.
Number of Recovered Patients refers to the number of patients who have recovered per CDC guidelines.
Number or Patients under Investigation refers to the number of patients who have tests pending and meet the definition from CDC for persons under investigation.
Total number of Employees Tested Positive refers to the total number of employees, providers, and contractors providing care who have tested positive.
Number of Employees Recovered refers to the number of employees, providers, and contractors providing care who have recovered per CDC guidelines.
Number of Employees Under Investigation refers to how many employees, providers, and contractors providing care have tests pending and meet the definition from the CDC for persons under investigation.
Total Deaths refers to the total number of deaths diagnosed with COVID-19.
The tracking of the Point Prevalence Testing (mass testing of all patients and employees) will not be reflected in the Number of Patients or Number of Employees Under Investigation columns, as mass testing does not meet the definition from CDC for Persons Under Investigation. Any positives resulting from the mass testing will be reflected in the numbers appropriately.