LDF Tribal PCHC Community Health Update 05.22.2020 4:00PM
COVID#19 CASE REPORTS/PCHC OPERATIONS as of 05/22/20
Lac du Flambeau PCHC Health Center has been notified of (1) positive COVID-19 case (Community Spread) –in the LDF Community.
Community spread means spread of an illness for which the source of infection is unknown.
Tests Performed at PCHC 35
Negative Tests 35
Pending Tests 3
Lac du Flambeau Residents Tested Outside PCHC
Tests Performed 51
Negative Tests 50
Positive Tests 1
_one positive case is isolating at home and monitoring symptoms______
*Anyone who has been identified as a close contact with the individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 has been contacted by the Community Health Department.
If you have NOT BEEN CONTACTED BY THE COMMUNITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, YOU HAVE NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A CLOSE CONTACT, AND THEREFORE IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED THAT YOU RECEIVE TESTING.
*NOTE* It is important to follow the self-isolation guidelines as recommended. This is the best practice to keep yourself, loved ones and community members safe. Choosing not to follow self-isolation guidelines may have a devastating impact on the community. Do your part to keep everyone safe!
It is recommended that all community members continue the practices of social distancing, wearing a mask in public, using hand sanitizer and/or washing your hands with soap and water.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID- 19 (symptoms may include but not limited to; fever, cough, shortness of breath, chill, fatigue, headache, and new loss of taste or smell), please call PCHC and speak to the nurse who is providing COVID -19 screening at 715-588-3371.
Levels of exposures are defined as follows:
High-risk (close contacts) examples: person/s you live with in the same household
Medium-risk (contacts): person/s you have frequent contact with for extended periods of time, but do not live in the same household
Low- risk (casual minimal contact): person/s you have brief/limited interactions or contacts with positive covid-19 individual
The PCHC Community Health Department follows the same procedure or guidelines as other County Health Departments when a positive covid-19 is identified on our reservation. Contact Tracing is being conducted by PCHC/and/or the county of the patient.
We cannot provide the persons identification or address due to privacy rights or HIPPA violations
See website information:
What is contact tracing? Contact tracing is the process community health nurses use to identify individuals who may have come into contact with an infected individual and gather additional information to aid in stopping the transmission of the virus or disease.
How does testing work? What type is done? The testing is a nasal swab and is sent out to receive confirmatory results.
What happens in the meantime? Shelter in place quarantine? What about my family members? Is there a place to shelter away from my Family? Individuals should practice self-isolation at home based on the recommendation of the nurse providing the test. If it is possible, the individual tested should distance themselves from other household family members as instructed. Sheltering areas will be coordinated between the LDF ICS and Community Health Departments.
KEEP ON KEEPING SAFE FOLLOW GUIDELINES
*Please remember to continue to Social Distance by staying 6 feet apart whenever possible.
*Please wear your masks when you go into businesses or out in public.
*Please wash - wash - wash your hands thoroughly and often- use hand sanitizer.
*Avoid large gatherings. This means no big family gatherings, feasts, parties, cookouts or get togethers. This is essential to minimize the potential to spread the virus to your loved ones!!
*Limit travel- minimize trips to stores and other areas of concern (large crowds).
*STAY CALM -STAY HOME-STAY SAFE
Thanks, and honor to those true heroes in the military that died during their service on this Memorial Weekend!!
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