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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.

Tires for your vehicle assistance:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/tiresforachange/

Flu shots at VA Clinic for Veterans:

31 Three Mile Drive.  By getting the flu shot, plus the healthy habits that the pandemic has normalized — covering your cough, washing your hands often, and staying home when you are sick — such precautions will continue to protect the community as flu season begins.

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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

Montana is currently in PHASE 2 of Reopening

Avoid Fake News and Health Misinformation

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