What steps is Mount Nittany Health taking related to COVID-19?

The health and well-being of our staff, patients and visitors is our top priority. Mount Nittany Health is working closely with public health officials and other community health agencies to monitor local conditions related to COVID-19 (coronavirus).


Staying informed - We are continuously monitoring the outbreak as it evolves through the CDC, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and other expert sources.


Extra measures – We have implemented numerous extra measures to ensure everyone’s safety. This includes the following, among others:

  • Special cleaning of all areas several times a day

  • Screening

  • Requiring patients, visitors, employees and providers to mask

  • Using telehealth when possible to provide care

  • New protective barriers between patients and staff in registration areas

  • Scheduling time between patient visits to limit/eliminate people in the waiting rooms and practice social distancing

  • Temporary visitation restrictions

Collaboration - Our team has been working on education and preparedness, included providing a comprehensive grand rounds education session attended by hundreds of Mount Nittany Health staff and community organizations, posting current CDC and Department of Health (DOH) information on our website, coordinating with the DOH regarding patient testing and reporting protocols, planning with state and local emergency management agencies, participating with Penn State’s planning task force, providing daily updates at patient safety huddles, and working through treatment and testing decisions with providers around specific patients.