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Flathead Community Response to COVID-19: Home

Ready reference guide to changing community services. Updated weekly.

Welcome

This ready reference guide provides current and reliable information about ongoing changes to Flathead Valley community services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions please email asklib@imagineiflibraries.org 

FOR  THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION VISIT THE FLATHEAD CITY-COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AT https://flatheadhealth.org/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/  or follow them on Facebook.

  • Flathead Valley Opportunity Fair – The Kalispell Chamber, Job Service Kalispell, FVCC, and the Daily Inter Lake have partnered to bring you the first-ever Workforce Flathead Opportunity Fair during all four weeks of April! Please see the link below for a full schedule of each week.

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Vaccine clinics planned for Montana veterans

The contact number for the scheduling call center is 877-4688387 (select Option 2, and then Option 2 again). Schedulers will be available Monday through

Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If a Veteran has questions about receiving the vaccine, they can send their healthcare team a secure message through MyHealtheVet or call (877) 468-8387 (Option 2) to set up a time to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine.

Possible Vaccination  for Covid19 timeline for Montana 

COVID-19 Vaccine – Flathead City-County Health Department (flatheadhealth.org)

 

State & County Resources

The Flathead City-County Health Department has set up an automated public information line at (406) 751-8188, and regularly updates their website (FlatheadHealth.org) with COVID-19 news and information.  Additionally, the state has established a series of communications portals including:

Logan Health moving COVID-19 testing sites (kpax.

COVID-19 Preparedness & Updates | Patients and Visitors | KRHC | Logan Heal

 

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Flathead City County Health Dept. COVID Info

What is a Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause mild respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. Some coronaviruses have caused severe illness, such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middles East Respiratory Syndrome). COVID-19 is caused by a new coronavirus not previously identified in humans prior to December 2019.

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever

  • Coughing

  • Shortness of breath

  • Chills

  • Repeated shaking with chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • New loss of taste or smell

How does the virus spread?

Most often, the virus is spread person-to-person through respiratory droplets. These droplets are produced when a person coughs or sneezes, similar to how the flu is spread. The droplets may land in the mouths or noses of people nearby, or the droplets can be inhaled directly into the lungs.

It is currently unclear if COVID-19 can be spread by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it then touching their own nose, mouth, or eyes.

 

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family

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CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

AVOID CLOSE CONTACT

STAY HOME IF YOU'RE SICK

COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

CLEAN AND DISINFECT

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

From cdc.gov

Montana is in PHASE 2 of Reopening

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