Alert: St. Croix Regional Medical Center COVID-19 Updates

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 COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

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If You Are Experiencing Symptoms

Staying home and in isolation is the best way to protect yourself and others if you're concerned that you've been exposed to COVID-19. Unless you are experiencing severe symptoms — such as increasing shortness of breath — you should treat yourself at home with rest, lots of fluids and Tylenol for fever or muscle aches.

Remain in your home until:

  • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, AND
  • Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath), AND
  • At least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

When to seek care

Visit an urgent care or emergency center for evaluation and treatment if you're experiencing severe symptoms, such as increasing shortness of breath.

During the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, we know that a lot of patients are following government guidance to stay at home. We want to make sure our patients and community do not ignore important symptoms that could be dangerous.

If you are experiencing chest pain, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, you might need to seek emergency care.

St. Croix Regional Medical Center has resumed patient services including appointments, procedures and surgeries. The safety of our patients and team members is our top priority. SCRMC continues to focus on innovative ways to deliver care to help people live a healthier, happier, and longer life.

While appointments via SCRMC’s CroixCares Virtual Health Platform will continue to be available for our patients ongoing, this ensures patients who had their care delayed can resume their treatment, including many surgical procedures.

We are taking measured steps to resume non-emergency/time sensitive surgeries and appointments across all facilities. The timing for lifting restrictions will vary across our sites as we continue to assess the regional prevalence of COVID-19, hospitalization rates, supplies and equipment levels to ensure we are meeting the needs of our patients and communities

SCRMC has enhanced safety measures in place including:

  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes
  • Patient and team member screening questions
  • All visitors and staff are required to wear masks
  • Staggering appointment times to ensure social distancing
  • Reducing the number of patients in the clinic at once
  • We are limiting visitors in our hospitals and clinics.
  • Maintaining the respiratory illness clinic and COVID testing locations.

SCMRC Health providers fully understand the discomfort associated with wearing a mask for extended periods of time. We do not see any medical reason that necessitates not wearing a mask in public, and we will respectfully decline writing a letter exempting you from wearing a mask. If you feel your breathing is adversely affected, you may see a provider for further testing. Thank you for your understanding.

Treatment Options

St. Croix Regional Medical Center is one of the few medical centers in the area offering monoclonal antibodies treatment. The FDA authorized the use of monoclonal antibodies that are given by IV infusion. These antibodies can attach to parts of the coronavirus and can help the immune system recognize and respond more effectively to the virus.

Antibody treatment can be used by people with mild to moderate COVID-19 who:

  • Test positive for SARS-CoV-2.
  • Are within 10 days of the start of their symptoms.
  • Are age 12 or older and weigh at least 88 pounds.
  • Are at high risk* of getting very sick from COVID-19 or of needing to be admitted to a hospital because of COVID-19.

SCRMC is pleased to provide this service to patients over 18 who qualify*!

The process:

  • Qualifying patients are contacted by an SCRMC pharmacist (via phone) to provide initial education/information.
  • If interested, patients will be referred to the Respiratory Illness Clinic for a virtual appointment with a provider who will assist with informed decision making.
  • If monoclonal antibodies treatment is appropriate, an infusion appointment will be made (currently only Tues/Thurs 9AM-5PM).
  • Check in at the drive through clinic on Adams Street, where an employee will direct you where to park and enter the building for the infusion.
  • Appointment will last two to three hours. Infusion is approximately one hour, followed by a one-hour observation for any immediate or allergic side effects

*Qualifying criteria (those who are at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19) include

  • Greater than 65 years old
  • Patients with chronic kidney disease, diabetes, immunosuppressive disease, receiving immunosuppressive treatment, or BMI >/= 35
  • Age 55 or older with heart disease, hypertension, or lung disease


SCRMC is working closely with the department of public health around COVID vaccine distribution. Current SCRMC patients that are interested in receiving a vaccine, please fill out the form here.

At this time, we are contacting those individuals that are age 65+ and anticipate moving to other groups in the coming months.

If you are feeling anxious or stressed about COVID-19:

A few resources that may help you cope during this time