PUBLIC HEALTH CORONAVIRUS INFORMATIONJanuary 21, 2022
Get free at-home COVID-19 tests
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order #4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. For more information visit www.COVIDtests.gov
Sanders County Public Health works with those who test positive for the COVID-19 Virus. The infographic above explains the isolation and quarantine process.
Vaccinations for COVID-19 are underway in Sanders County. Both Clark Fork Valley Hospital and Sanders County Public Health are administering vaccines.
Sanders County Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccines for ages 12 and older, walk-in clinics are Mondays from 8:00am – 4:00pm, closed from 12pm to 1pm for lunch
Please note there will not be Vaccine Clinics on observed holidays (CLICK to see list of holidays)
Clark Fork Valley Hospital continues to take names of interested persons from its survey of interest at CFVH.org or the CFVH Facebook page. CFVH encourages the use of the survey, but people may also call Plains Family Medicine office – 406-826-4810, and to ask for an appointment time. Vaccination clinics are by appointment only on Wednesdays, 1 to 5 p.m.
STAY SAFE, SANDERS COUNTY!!
Here is a helpful “do’s” and “don’ts” description on mask wearing:
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:
—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.
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)