Published on March 19, 2020

COVID-19: A Reminder from MidMichigan Health

As a reminder to the community, MidMichigan Health offers the following video news release.

Transcript

“This is Dr. Lydia Watson, chief medical officer, with MidMichigan Health.

Due to the heightened alert to the growing Coronavirus outbreak and for the safety of all, MidMichigan Health reminds you:

  • If you have traveled to a country with an outbreak of COVID-19 and are at high risk, the CDC recommends you stay home for the next 14 days and monitor your health. Take your temperature two times a day and watch for symptoms.
  • If you feel sick and have symptoms of a fever of 100.4 or greater, cough or shortness of breath, please call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
  • Please avoid contact with others and do not travel while sick.
  • Above all, the best way to prevent the spread of this virus is social distancing and proper hygiene, such as hand washing and not touching our faces. With these two measures we are all significantly less likely to get the illness.
  • For additional information, please call the MidMichigan Health COVID-19 hotline at (800) 445-7356 for more information.” 

As a service to the community, MidMichigan Health has also published a COVID-19 informational hotline with a reminder of CDC guidelines and recommendations.  Staff is also available to help answer community questions. The hotline can be reached toll-free at (800) 445-7356 or (989) 794-7600. 

Those interested in learning more about COVID-19 may visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.