PUBLIC HEALTH CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

March 30, 2020

 SANDERS COUNTY

COVID-19

Community Information

March 30, 2020

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To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, you can take simple steps to protect yourself, your family, and your community:

  • Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Stay home if you’re sick, if you are having symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath please CALL your healthcare provider
  • Avoid contact with sick people when possible,
  • Cover your cough and sneezes with the crook of your elbow or a tissue
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Use social distancing, which is a strategy to lower the pace and spread of COVID-19 and reduce the acute impact on our health care system.  Please see the infographic and description of social distancing at: https://hub.jhu.edu/2020/03/13/what-is-social-distancing/.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. You should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it.  A facemask should be used by people who have COVID-19 and are showing symptoms. This is to protect others from the risk of getting infected. The use of facemasks also is crucial for health workers and other people who are taking care of someone infected with COVID-19 in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

 

Local Resources

Clark Fork Valley Hospital COVID-19 Resource page — COVID-19 Nurse Hotline

Symptoms Testing — CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker

Sanders County Food & Beverages Services — COVID-19 Information Requirements

References for Factual Information

Governor Steve Bullock — Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 providing measures to stay at home and designating certain essential functions

COVID-19 FAQ  — Updated 03/28/2020

https://montana.maps.arcgis.com/ – Montana Response to COVID-19

https://covid19.mt.gov/ — Montana Governor’s Task Force and access to factual information

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

https://www.coronavirus.gov/— Coronavirus (COVID-19)