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Coronavirus Updates

Vaccine Information and Updates

July 26, 2021

Due the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in our communities, T.J. Regional Health is changing the visitor policy at all facilities to protect our patients and team members.

Effective immediately:

- Patients may have one visitor at a time at T.J. Samson and T.J. Health Columbia.

- Visitors are not permitted for COVID-19 positive patients.

- One visitor or support person may accompany patients at the T.J. Health Pavilion and all outpatient clinics, if necessary.

- Masks are still required for all patients, visitors, and team members in all T.J. facilities.

To see the complete list of visitor guidelines, please visit the current visitor guidelines page.

We continue to schedule COVID vaccine appointments for anyone 18 and older at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. To schedule an appointment, please call 270.659.1010.

June 2021

We continue to schedule COVID vaccine appointments for anyone 18 and older at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. To schedule an appointment, please call 270.659.1010. To see the most up-to-date visitor guidelines for our facilities, please visit the current visitor guidelines page.

The CDC has recently changed guidelines related to mask requirements. However, masks are STILL REQUIRED at healthcare facilities, including all T.J. Regional Health facilities. For the safety of our patients, visitors, staff, and providers, please wear a mask properly over your nose and mouth during your entire visit.

January 2021

T.J. Regional Health continues to vaccinate healthcare workers while prepping for the next phase of vaccine distribution. (January 7)

December 2020

T.J. Samson Community Hospital has received and begun to administer the first doses of the Moderna vaccine to fight COVID-19. T.J. Health Columbia expected to received the first shipment Wednesday. (December 22)

Do your part to help control the spread

October 20, 2020 - COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the rise across the Commonwealth, including right here in our region, so now is not the time to let down your guard.

Our team is highly concerned about the sharp increase in local community spread, and it is with a sense of urgency that we continue to ask you to be diligent in these efforts to protect yourself and your loved ones:

  • Wear a mask and ensure that it is covering your nose and mouth.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Stay home when possible.
  • Avoid gatherings.
  • Practice exceptionally good hand hygiene.
  • Stay home if you feel sick.
  • Wipe down frequently touched surfaces such as door knobs, keyboards, phones, remote controls, and water faucets.

Since its onset, we have put forth extraordinary efforts to implement a focused, rapid, and deliberate plan to care for and address this community-based virus, and we are continuing to do so each and every day. Every T.J. Regional Health team member is committed to keeping patients, staff and our community safe. That's our promise to you. Please help us by doing your part to help control the spread.

If you've been delaying doctor visits, tests, or elective procedures, please call your provider or click to request an appointment today!

Learn more about our current visitor guidelines.

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July 2020

Wear It For Me (video)- Kentucky residents share their reasons for wearing a mask. (July 30)

Face masks and kids (July 28)

May 2020

Update on visitor guidelines and universal masking (May 18)

Patient / Visitor Guidelines PDF (May 4)

T.J. Regional Health Lifts Restrictions on Elective and Outpatient Procedures (May 4)

April 2020

T.J. Regional Health will begin gradual reopening of some services on Monday, April 27 (April 24)

Do not delay urgent medical treatment due to COVID-19 pandemic. (April 23)

Healthcare providers can now order drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Urgent Care at T.J. Health Pavilion. (April 20)

Healthcare providers can now order drive-thru COVID-19 testing at T.J. Primary Care in Columbia. (April 20)

The April 8th American Red Cross Blood Drive originally scheduled to be held at the T.J. Health Pavilion has been moved to the First Christian Church in the Fellowship Hall at 1100 N. Race Street in Glasgow.

All donors will need to make an appointment to donate. Any donor that had a previous appointment at T.J Health Pavilion will need to go back to and make a new appointment under the First Christian Church location. You can also call 1.800.RED.CROSS to make an appointment. (April 3)

March 2020

Patient from Adair County tests positive for COVID-19 at T.J. Regional Health (March 31)

Patient / Visitor Guidelines (March 30)

First positive case of COVID-19 treated and released at T.J. Samson Community Hospital (March 28)

Telehealth provides access to healthcare at the click of a button. (March 25)

Local Hotline Established to Help Answer COVID-19 Questions. (March 24)

There will be a blood drive on Wednesday, March 25th from 1PM to 6PM in the community center of the T.J. Health Pavilion. Blood drives nationwide are being cancelled at an alarming rate, which is decreasing the nation's blood supply. As of last week, it is estimated that 150,000 units have been lost due to cancellations. For more information, please click here. (March 24)

Visitors are currently restricted. Exceptions will be made for those who are essential to patient needs, such as: parents of pediatric patients, a support person assisting in labor and delivery or outpatient services, or those who are visiting patients receiving end-of-life care. Friends and family members who want to contact patients at T.J. Samson or T.J. Health Columbia will be encouraged to do so via phone, FaceTime, or other electronic means. Call 270.651.4444 to be connected to a patient's room. (March 17)

In a video released on Tuesday, March 17, T.J. Regional Health CEO, Neil Thornbury, explains protective measures put in place throughout the organization as well as information on how to protect yourself from COVID-19 and when to seek care. Watch the video at (March 17)

Local Central Hotline:
A new local central hotline will be staffed by triage nurses with T.J. Regional Health who can answer patient questions and provide them with advice on whether or not to seek treatment if they are experiencing symptoms. We recommend that patients call the hotline prior to seeking care in a doctor's office, at Urgent Care, or at the Emergency Department. The hotline number is 270.651.4400, and it will be staffed Monday through Friday 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Extended hours may be added if needed. (March 17)

10 Things to do at home if you have possible or confirmed COVID-19 (March 17)

COVID-19 FACT SHEET (March 17)

T.J. Regional Health to Implement Restricted Visitation (March 16)

Beginning Monday, March 16th, as a precautionary measure, access to the pavilion is limited to those who have an appointment or are seeking treatment. Family and caretakers may also accompany patients. Thank you for your patience and understanding. (March 13)

National up-to-date news on the Coronavirus can be found at

Kentucky state news about the Coronavirus can be found at or call the Kentucky state hotline at 1.800.722.5725.

Follow the T.J. Regional Health Facebook page for additional updates.

Women's Conference Postponed (March 12)

Restricted Visitation in the Skilled Nursing Unit (SNU) (March 11)

COVID-19: Safety is our Priority (March 10)