If you have symptoms or think you may have coronavirus, local health professionals advise that you DO NOT go to the clinic, ER, or hospital. Instead call 211 and they will give you instructions of what to do. 211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 211 can be accessed by phone or computer.
WHAT IS COVID-19
COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a mild to severe respiratory illness that is caused by a coronavirus and is transmitted mostly by contact with infectious material (such as respiratory droplets). Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath and may progress to pneumonia and respiratory failure.
There are currently 0 confirmed cases of coronavirus in O’Brien County.
There are currently 1 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Sioux County.
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Here are a few options regarding community education on COVID-19.
• Call 211 for more information or call Sanford Sheldon Clinic for more information (324-5356). For your safety and the safety of others, if you think you have COVID-19, you must call your Sanford Health provider prior to presenting to the clinic.
• The best way to prevent COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Stay home, limit your family’s movement in the community. If you must go out – practice safe distancing (6’ feet).
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaner