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COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER

Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems continues to monitor the changing developments of the respiratory illness, COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory illness, including COVID-19. MCHHS takes care of a very vulnerable population and therefore, has implemented several measures to help prevent the spread of this virus into our facility. With the day to day rapid changes, please visit this site often to receive up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, MCHHS and your community.

COVID TESTING INFORMATION

MITCHELL COUNTY HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEMS IS NOT A PUBLIC TESTING FACILITY. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE COVID-19 OR SYMPTOMS RELATED TO COVID-19, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN. IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY AND HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, PLEASE CALL 785-738-9348 BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL TO THE ER.

COVID TESTING AFTER HOURS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS (MCHHS EMERGENCY ROOM DEPARTMENT)
1. Persons requesting a Covid test will be instructed to quarantine and call their physicians office on the next available business day.

2. Persons that are having symptoms that feel they need to be seen will be instructed to come to the Emergency Room for a Medical Screening Exam and treatment as deemed necessary by the physician.

3. Outpatient Covid testing will not be done after hours, weekends or holidays.


Latest Updates for Mitchell County


June 21st, 2021 - Attention visitors, vendors, outpatients and guests,
The CDC recommendations for removal of masks for vaccinated persons does NOT APPLY to healthcare settings. Masks are still required to be worn at all times during your visit at MCHHS. Please wear your mask upon entrance to the facility and continuously while in the facility. Thank you for your Cooperation.

Latest Updates Regarding Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems


Effective Immediately:
• If you have a non-urgent medical need/question, please contact your primary care providers office.
• If you have a non-urgent COVID-19 question or have a question in regards to COVID-19 testing, please contact your primary care providers office.
• MCHHS cannot provide COVID-19 testing without a local physicians order.
• If you have an emergency and have COVID-19 symptoms, please call 785-738-9348 before your arrival to the ER.

Travel Quarantine Mandates

CDC Current Travel Quarantine Mandates

What are the quarantine requirements? Stay home for 5 days. If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days and you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications, you can leave your house. Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

How do I quarantine?
Those under home quarantine should not attend school, work or any setting where a 6-foot distance from other people can't be maintained.

While at home:
• Use a symptoms log to monitor your symptoms for fever, cough or trouble breathing. If symptoms develop, notify your local health department.
• If you need to seek medical attention: Call ahead and tell your doctor about recent travel or if you have been otherwise exposed to COVID-19. Wear a facemask to prevent further spread.
• Consider wearing a facemask while at home because both asymptomatic and symptomatic people can spread the virus and wearing a facemask may help protect the people you live with.
• If possible, separate yourself from other people in your home. Stay in a different room and use a separate bathroom, if available.
• Cough or sneeze into the fold of your elbow. Alternatively, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
• Clean all "high-touch" surfaces every day, including counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions.
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