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The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
Click below for more information on what to do if you are sick.
The West Virginia DHHR developed an information hotline to address public and medical provider questions and concerns regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Operators are available 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304 to provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.
Social distancing is a set of nonpharmaceutical infection control actions intended to stop or slow down the spread of a contagious disease.
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
We strongly encourage everyone to practice social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
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What to do if you are sick
As directives continue to change, Minnie Hamilton Health System is making adjustments. For the safety of our patients, staff and community, MHHS has made the decision to implement a NO VISITOR policy effective today at 12:00pm. This includes Long Term Care, Acute Care, Emergency Department and our Clinics, with certain situations allowing flexibility. For our Outpatient Clinics and Emergency Department visits, family members will not be allowed to accompany their loved ones into the office or exam room unless absolutely necessary. If determined to be necessary by the healthcare team, only one person may accompany the patient. One essential caregiver may accompany pediatrics.
These are the testing requirements for the evaluation of patients who may be ill with or who may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.
1. Exposure- If in the past 14 days since first onset of symptoms, the individual has a history of either
a. Live in or travel to geographic areas with sustained community transmission.
b. Close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 illness; and
2. The person has these symptoms- fever and/or symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough, shortness of breath)
If both exposure and symptoms are present, patient will be tested for COVID-19, as approved by a provider.
Please call before you go to your primary care professional if:
Be sure to tell your health care professional about your recent contact or travel. Your health care professional will work with the local health department, state health department and the CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
Human coronaviruses are a common cause of mild to moderate upper respiratory illness. Recently a new coronavirus has emerged that is causing a more severe illness among some people. This new or novel virus causes COVID-19. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person sneezes or coughs and the droplets are carried in the air.
As with other respiratory diseases such as influenza, Minnie Hamilton Health System is currently tracking the spread of COVID-19 and taking precautions to help keep our patients and community safe.
Minnie Hamilton Health System is currently assessing the situation on a daily basis by monitoring and adhering to CDC recommendations as well as following guidance from State and local officials. Staff are informed on any changes needed in order to protect our patients, community and staff.
In an effort to protect our patients and staff we have made changes to our daily routine regarding patient processes. If you have a fever and/or symptoms of a respiratory illness and have been exposed or traveled to an area with COVID-19, please call before you visit your primary care professional. We have prepared an alternate location in the downstairs of the Annex for testing of individuals who meet this criteria as approved by a provider. We will be screening every individual (patients, visitors, employees, etc.) for potential symptoms, prior to entering our facilities. This screening will take place at the main entrance from 8am-6pm and at the ER entrance from 6pm-8am at our Grantsville location. If symptoms are present, you will be directed accordingly. We appreciate your understanding and support of this additional screening process in our commitment to your well being.