PUBLIC HEALTH CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

February 9, 2022

 


 

 

COVID Isolation and Exposure Guidance

You’ve been Diagnosed with COVID-19 Illness


Vaccinations

Contact the Health Department for a vaccine clinic schedule (406)827-6931

Please note there will not be Vaccine Clinics on observed holidays (CLICK to see list of holidays)

 


Here is a helpful “do’s” and “don’ts” description on mask wearing:STAY SAFE, SANDERS COUNTY!!


To protect yourself and others, please follow the following simple measures:

Social distance. Maintain a 6 foot distance between yourself and others. If you are in a situation where you cannot do so, please wear a non-medical/non-surgical mask. (Social distancing is a strategy to lower the pace and spread of COVID-19 and reduce the acute impact on our health care system).
     This article and animation explain the concept of social distancing. https://hub.jhu.edu/2020/03/13/what-is-social-distancing/

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Do this each time you use the restroom, and before you eat. Use of hand sanitizers is encouraged during times when soap and running water for hand washing isn’t available. However, it’s been advised not to use products manufactured by the company Eskbiochem. For more, please read here:

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-advises-consumers-not-use-hand-sanitizer-products-manufactured-eskbiochem

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Cover your cough and sneezes with the crook of your elbow or a tissue.

Avoid contact with sick people when possible.

Stay home if you’re sick. If you are having symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, please CALL your healthcare provider. Or,  you can call the Clark Fork Valley Hospital Nurses Hotline, 826-4889. It is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you need help on other days and hours, call the Clark Fork Valley Hospital Emergency Department, 826-4875.

 


Mesothelioma cancer patients, and patients with thoracic malignancies, are at an especially high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus. Most of these patients are our senior citizens, who are also at high risk of developing complications from the virus.
Please take a look at our mesothelioma resource, and our coronavirus and cancer guide:

asbestos.com/mesothelioma/
asbestos.com/cancer/coronavirus-guide/

 


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Resources

CDC Resources on Novel Coronavirus – COVID-19

Montana Healthcare Mutual Aid system— Healthcare Professionals

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

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

 https://dphhs.mt.gov/amdd/covid-19  — References for Factual InformationMental Health America COVID-19

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)