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Coronavirus

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Coronavirus Information and Updates

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North Dakota Department of Health Coronavirus Resources and Travel Survey

CDC Managing Stress and Anxiety about Coronavirus

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YOU MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED COVID-19, NOW WHAT?

LOCAL INFORMATION:

03/01/2021

We are continuing to work through our Phase 1B individuals at this time for COVID-19 vaccinations.  We are at this time taking names of individuals that are 18 years of age and older for our vaccination waiting list.  We are organizing this list to prepare for the next phase in our vaccination process. If you are 18 years of age or older and would like to be on this list please call 265-6307. 

 

01/07/2021

 

As we finish up vaccinating healthcare workers and long-term care residents and staff in Phase 1A, we will be transitioning to Phase 1B.

Phase 1B:

Older individuals, people with underlying health conditions, other congregate settings, child care workers, and employees of preschools and kindergarten through 12th grade (in order of priority):

Persons age 75 and older Persons age 65 – 74 with two or more high-risk medical conditions*

Staff and persons living in other congregate settings (i.e., corrections, group homes, treatment centers, homeless shelters, etc.)

Persons age 65 and older with one or more high-risk medical conditions* Persons age 65 and older with or without high-risk medical conditions*

Persons with two or more high-risk medical conditions * regardless of age

Child care workers Workers employed by preschools or Kindergarten through 12th grade (teachers, nutritional services, aides, bus drivers, principals, administrative staff, custodians, etc.)

*High-risk medical conditions as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html

Here is also a link to a one-page vaccination fact sheet: https://www.ahcancal.org/News-and-Communications/Documents/GetVaccinated/GetVaccinated%20One%20Pager%20Facts%20and%20Myths.pdf If you fall in the Phase 1B categories and would like to get vaccinated please call 265-6307.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), it is important to call your medical provider before going in. Symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Please call CliniCare 701-265-6307 or PCMH 701-265-8461 to speak with a provider.

Above is a video that has been provided by the CDC.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get tested for COVID-19?

If you feel like you need to be tested for COVID-19 please call 701-265-6306. 


How does COVID-19 spread?

Person-to-person spread:
This Coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

From droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects:
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Good hand hygiene is critical to prevent self-contamination.


What can I do to avoid getting COVID-19?


Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Avoiding contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Staying home when you are sick.

Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.


 

When are people contagious?

People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
Spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports with this new Coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.


Why are we being asked to limit person to person contact and public places shutting down?

 

This is in an effort to flatten the curve of infection.  Our national and state governments are attempting to slow the rate of infections down so that our health care system is able to keep up with the patients that will need to be treated.  Other countries have not done this and their hospitals are overcrowded and unable to provide proper care to those that need it. 


Can I get immunized?

There are companies that are working on vaccines, but at this time are not available.


Where can I get information on COVID-19?

The North Dakota Department of Health and the CDC websites are the best place for credible information.