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Important COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Testing Update

*** IMPORTANT COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) TESTING UPDATE ***

*** WE ARE UNABLE TO TEST EVERYONE WHO MAY HAVE COVID-19 ***


Currently, Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center is only testing hospitalized patients. Like many other healthcare systems across the nation, we do not have a supply of COVID-19 tests for anyone except the severely ill, hospitalized patients. We are aggressively pursuing all avenues to obtain tests and we hope national availability increases soon.


If you think you may have COVID-19:

  • Know the emergency warning signs. Call 911 immediately if you have any of the following: o Difficulty breathing o Persistent pain or pressure in the chest o New confusion or inability to arouse o Bluish lips or face • If you have symptoms but they are not emergency symptoms and you are not sick enough to see the doctor then stay home and monitor your symptoms. • If you have symptoms that are not emergency symptoms but you feel like you need to see the doctor then call our COVID-19 Clinic number: 719-738-4569

REMEMBER:

  • Most people get mildly ill with COVID-19 and are able to recover at home. If you have mild symptoms and you feel you do not need to see the doctor then stay at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.

  • Separate yourself from other people in your home, this is known as “home isolation.”

  • Monitor your symptoms and ideally keep a journal of your temperature and symptom level of severity.

As you probably know, the virus is in Huerfano County. We are not exempt from this pandemic. We’re all in this together and we must all do our part in beating this virus. For most of you, that means staying home and practicing social distancing without exception. That friend you want to visit may appear healthy but may still have the virus! Assume anyone is a possible carrier and keep your distance.

We all must do our part to “flatten the curve”. Commitment to following these efforts is critical to how long we will have to carry them out. STAY HOME. Binge-watch a new show, read that book you’ve been meaning to read, organize your closets. Being productive will help provide some distraction.

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