Planning and preparedness efforts are underway at Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics as the number of novel coronavirus cases continue to increase across the United States. The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed two presumptive cases in Minnesota.
Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics is committed to keeping our communities informed with accurate information.
As the situation continues to evolve, we recognize many in our community will have questions if they begin experiencing respiratory symptoms. Symptoms of both influenza and COVID-19 can include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
If you are experiencing respiratory illness symptoms and have traveled to an area affected by COVID-19, we ask you to call your provider immediately. This will ensure that you will be directed to the correct source of care and could prevent exposure to others.
Important considerations at this time include prevention measures for all respiratory illnesses which include:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Cover your cough.
- Stay home when you are sick.
Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics is working closely with our regional partners and with local public health, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak.