Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information
Updated June 6, 2022
The incidence of COVID-19 and transmission numbers in McMinn County continue to be low. Starr Regional Medical Center is pleased to share that effective Monday, June 6, 2022, we are moving to a “mask optional” policy throughout the facility and physician practices, with the exception of Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation. Patients, visitors, providers and staff may choose to wear a mask at any time as an additional precaution to protect themselves and others.
We want to reassure our patients and visitors that they are safe when they come to our hospital and that we are taking the necessary precautions to protect their health. Starr Regional continues to follow standard operating protocols for managing infectious diseases that are in place year-round to help ensure the health and well-being of everyone who enters our hospital.
We will continue to track COVID-19 trends and will implement additional safeguards, including universal masking, if COVID-19 increases in severity or prevalence in our community.
Below are resources to help educate you and your family on COVID-19. For more information on the virus, please contact the Tennessee Department of Health.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Tennessee Department of Health
- McMinn County Health Department
- Chattanooga - Hamilton County Health Department
- Tennessee Hospital Association
- Request your free COVID-19 home tests at COVID.gov
- Learn more about where to get a COVID-19 vaccine and booster
COVID-19 Online Risk Assessment
To help support the health of our community, we are providing access to an online COVID-19 risk assessment developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This tool does NOT provide a diagnosis, and it should NOT be used as a substitute for an assessment made by a healthcare provider.