JOINT STATEMENT BY JACK COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ON COVID-19.
Jack County Emergency Management, The County Health Authority and Faith Community Health System have been continually monitoring the Covid-19 response, recommendations and guidelines from the state and federal government.
Currently there are no positive cases in Jack County.
All appropriate and recommended guidelines and precautions from the CDC and DSHS are in place at FCHS and throughout Jack County.
Not everyone needs to be tested for Covid-19. Testing is done based on guidance from the CDC and at the discretion of state and local health authorities and/or individual clinicians.
All persons presenting to FCHS are screened in accordance with CDC and DSHS guidelines including evaluation and testing by providers at FCHS. All FCHS clinics are extending visits to patients using telehealth. Contact the local clinic to schedule a telehealth visit.
Be advised that EMS and first responders have specific guidelines as well that have been developed by the CDC and DSHS. Be patient when calling 911 as you will be pre-screened. This effort is intended to provide additional safety to our community and our first responders.
The public is reminded to practice social distancing as directed by the Governor’s office and stay home if you have any symptoms of illness. For a current review of the guidelines please go to www.cdc.gov.
Promote the practice of prevention by:
- Frequently washing hands.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with tissue or inside of your elbow.
- Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Stay home when sick.
The Jack County Emergency Management team is in constant communication with all authorities related to this situation and will continue to communicate as this develops.