SCBHS COVID-19 Update: Please Do NOT come in person to the clinic or the emergency room if you are experiencing fever over 100.0 degrees, cough, shortness of breath, or fatigue and have traveled in the last 14 days, or if you have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Call the clinic at 320-843-2030 or the hospital at 320-843-4232.
If you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, call the Minnesota Department of Health hotline at 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.
If you are sick with respiratory symptoms and need medical attention, you must call the hospital or clinic before arriving at 320-843-4232 or 320-843-2030. Your primary doctor will determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. Our most at-risk population continues to be our older population & patients with chronic medical conditions.
If you traveled and do not have a fever & respiratory symptoms we are not testing for COVID-19. Testing for COVID-19 will not be done just because you have traveled. If you have questions please utilize the MDH https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus or CDC www.cdc.gov/coronavirus sites for up to date information.
Employers in the Swift County Area should reach out to Countryside Public Health 320-843-4546 or the Swift County Emergency Manager 320-314-2153 for questions regarding employees who have traveled.
Travelers arriving from other countries or states that have high incidents of disease should self-quarantine and monitor themselves for fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Only leave home for essential needs; for example: food or medicine. Countryside Public Health recommends these travelers not to attend gatherings. If you have questions about your symptoms or COVID-19, you can also utilize the MDH Hotline: 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.
We are currently only testing patients in the below categories that currently have symptoms:
- Healthcare workers
- Hospitalized patients
- High risk patients living in nursing homes/assisted livings. etc.
If you have symptoms and are not eligible to be tested, do the following:
- Self-quarantine for 7 days after your first day of symptoms OR self-quarantine for 3 days after your fever and shortness of breath have stopped
- During self-quarantine, avoid all public places, family and other people in your home
- Family members and other people in your home should also limit contact with others and avoid public places as much as possible.