We are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments.

We are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments.

        

Pratt Regional Medical Center in collaboration with Pratt County Health Department officials want to take this opportunity to support the community and address concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Pratt County is at a LOW risk for coronavirus (COVID-19).  The number in Kansas continues to grow, for the latest updates visit the KDHE website via the link below and look for COVID-19 Public Update.                        

As always, the safety of our community remains a top priority. We regularly treat patients with infectious diseases and our healthcare workers are highly trained in controlling the spread of infection. PRMC is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in partnership with our local and state health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Stay up to date!

For the most up to date information about this illness we are using the following resources for our information and guidance.

·        https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

·        http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm

·        Call KDHE epidemiology hotline 1-877-534-3463 or email .

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:

·        Fever (98% of the time)

·        Cough (80% of the time)

·        Shortness of breath (30% of the time)

What can I do to protect myself and others?

Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:

·   Please call ahead before going to your healthcare provider if you feel the need to seek medical care.

·   Avoid close contact with people who are sick (Close contact is being within 6 feet of a person for more than 10 minutes.)

·   Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

·   Stay home when you are sick. You are likely over the illness when you have not had a fever for 24 hours without the aid fever reducing medications (Acetaminophen/ Tylenol, Ibuprofen/Advil).

·   Cover your cough or sneeze.

·   Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds.

·   Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.  

Last updated: 3/16/2020