January 17, 2022 0
Here’s what we’re up to this week at MCC:
๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿณ: We are open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrating Dr. King’s life and legacy by caring for our community.
๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด: Need a vaccine? Drive on up to the tent at 205 South Street to get your first dose, second dose, or booster. Boosters are now available for ages 12 and up. Anyone under 18 will need parental consent to receive the vaccine.
๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ง๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ: COVID testing for people without symptoms is available from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. No appointment is needed.
As always, if you have been exposed to COVID or have symptoms, give us a call at 707 964 1251.
That’s our schedule this week. Have a good one, and stay safe out there!

January 14, 2022 0
Versiรณn en espaรฑol a continuaciรณn.
We will be open on Monday, January 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We are honoring Dr. King’s life and legacy by serving our community on this national day of service. Today and every day, we’re here, providing the #bestcareanywhere to anyone who needs us, including the most vulnerable members of the community we are honored to serve.
Abriremos el lunes 17 de enero, dรญa de Martin Luther King Jr. Honramos la vida y el legado del Dr. King al servir a nuestra comunidad en este dรญa nacional de servicio. Hoy y todos los dรญas, estamos aquรญ, brindando la mejor atenciรณn en cualquier lugar a cualquier persona que nos necesite, incluidos los miembros mรกs vulnerables de la comunidad a la que nos sentimos honrados de servir.

January 13, 2022 0
Here is a summary of the current order from our Public Health Officer. The new definition of โ€œfully vaccinatedโ€ now includes getting a booster if it has been 5 months since your second vaccine. You are also considered fully vaccinated if you have not had a booster if it has been less than 5 months since your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or less than 2 months since the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The following isolation and quarantine orders are not affected by being fully or partially vaccinated.
If you get COVID, you are isolating. Anyone who is a โ€œclose contactโ€ will evaluate their need for quarantine. See below for more information.
1. The isolation period is 10 days. Day 0 is the day of your positive test. For example, if you test positive on 1/10/2022, your Day 1 is 1/11/2022.
2. To be released early, you can test on Days 1 through 9. If you test negative on any of those days, you can leave isolation.
ย  ย  ย a. You MUST also have no fever for 24 hours without medication.
ย  ย  ย b. Your symptoms MUST be resolving (getting better), they do not have to be fully resolved.
3. If you test positive at Day 5, you can test every day or every other day, your choice. When you test negative, you can leave isolation and return to work or you can return to work after 10 days in isolation. For example, if your Day 10 is a Saturday or Sunday, you do not have to test to go back to work on Monday.
If you are exposed and are not fully vaccinated and not positive, you are quarantining. If a quarantined person becomes sick with fever, cough, or shortness of breath (even if the symptoms are mild), the person should now consider themselves an active case and must go into isolation.
1. If you are fully boosted, exposed and test negative you may go to work. Repeat the test if you develop symptoms and test again in 5-7 days after your exposure.
2. If you are not fully boosted, you must quarantine for 10 days or
3. Quarantine for 5+ days and may return to work once you have a negative test.

January 13, 2022 0
Aquรญ hay un resumen de la orden actual de nuestro Oficial de Salud Pรบblica. La nueva definiciรณn de “completamente vacunado” ahora incluye recibir un refuerzo si han pasado 5 meses desde su segunda vacuna. Tambiรฉn se le considera completamente vacunado si no ha recibido un refuerzo SI han pasado menos de 5 meses desde su segunda dosis de la vacuna Pfizer o Moderna o menos de 2 meses desde la vacuna Johnson & Johnson.
Las siguientes รณrdenes de aislamiento y cuarentena no se ven afectadas por estar total o parcialmente vacunado.
Si contrae COVID, se pondrรก en aislando a aquellos que son sus “contactos cercanos” evaluara su necesidad de entrar en cuarentena, vea la informaciรณn que sigue .
1. El perรญodo de aislamiento es de 10 dรญas, el dรญa 0 es el dรญa de su prueba positiva. Si da positivo el 10/01/2022, su dรญa 1 es el 10/02/2022.
2. Para ser dado de alta temprano, puede realizar la prueba en el dรญa 5 – 9, si da negativo en cualquiera de esos dรญas, puede salir del aislamiento.
ย  ย  a. Para salir temprano de aislamiento tampoco debe tener fiebre durante las รบltimas 24 horas sin medicamento.
ย  ย  b. Sus sรญntomas tienen que estar resolviรฉndose (mejorando), no tienen que estar completamente resueltos.
3. Si da positivo en el dรญa 5, volveremos a verificar todos los dรญas o cada dos dรญas, segรบn su elecciรณn. Cuando da negativo, puede regresar a trabajar o regresara despuรฉs de 10 dรญas en aislamiento. Por ejemplo, tu dรญa 10 es sรกbado o domingo, no tienes que hacer la prueba para volver el lunes.
Si estรก expuesto al virus de manera contacto cercano y no estรก completamente vacunado, no tiene prueba positiva, entrara en cuarentena. Si una persona en cuarentena se enferma con fiebre, tos o dificultad para respirar (incluso si los sรญntomas son leves), la persona ahora debe considerarse un caso activo y debe aislarse con las indicaciones arriba.
1. Si estรก completamente vacunado, expuesto y tiene un resultado negativo, no tiene que guardar cuarentena y puede trabajar. Repita la prueba si desarrolla sรญntomas o en 5-7 dรญas despuรฉs de su exposiciรณn.
2. Si no estรก completamente vacunado, debe ponerse en cuarentena durante 10 dรญas o
a. Se pone en cuarentena por 5 o mรกs dรญas y puede regresar a trabajar o librarse de la cuarentena con una prueba negativa.

January 10, 2022 0
New year, new schedule!
Demand for testing is skyrocketing, so ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ, ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ง๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด (๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ป๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜€) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐Ÿต:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐Ÿญ:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฝ๐—บ, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†. This allows us to ship tests the same day, since the cut off time to get them to FedEx is 2:00 pm.
Tests for people without symptoms are shipped to a laboratory in Valencia, and the earliest the test results may be available is 72 hours after the lab receives them. So we are changing the schedule to make sure we can meet the shipping deadline and so that people can get their results as soon as possible.
If you are having symptoms, please call us at 707 964 1251.
We will be giving drive through vaccines from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 11 at the white tent at 205 South Street in Fort Bragg. First dose, second dose, and boosters are all available. No appointment is necessary.
Boosters are now available for children aged 12 and up, if it has been at least 6 months since their second dose, if they received Moderna or Pfizer, or at least 2 months, if they received Johnson & Johnson. Parental consent is required for anyone under 18 to receive a vaccine.
Please follow all traffic signage and instructions for the vaccine clinic on Tuesday, and please do not come early. This backs up traffic and makes for a longer wait for everyone. Thank you for your understanding.

January 6, 2022 0
๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ: We are not doing surveillance testing this week. We have run out of tests. More are on the way, and we expect to be able to resume testing next week.
If you have symptoms, we can test you. Give us a call at 964-1251 to schedule an appointment if you can. Scheduling ahead will make the process quicker for you. You can also drive or walk up to the white tent at 205 South Street to be tested if you have COVID symptoms.
Just a reminder that symptoms may include: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath; fatigue; muscle and body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; and diarrhea.
Thank you for your understanding as we work through these supply chain issues.

January 3, 2022 0
Welcome, 2022!
We’re starting the new year where we ended the old one: under the tent! Here’s what we’re doing for the first week of the shiny new year:
๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿฏ: We are closed, but call us at 964 1251 if you need us and the on-call provider will call you back.
๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿฐ: Drive through vaccines are available under the tent from 3:00 to 6:00. First doses, second doses, and boosters are all available. No appointment is needed, but be prepared to wait. We will get to you as soon as we can!
๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿฑ: COVID testing is available from 9:00 to 1:00. Please call us at 964 1251 to make an appointment.
๐—ง๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿฒ: COVID testing is available from 1:00 to 5:00. Please call us at 964 1251 to make an appointment.
Have a great first week of the year! Here’s to 2022!

December 20, 2021 0
Merry Monday and happy new week! Here’s what we’re up to the week of December 20:
๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ: Welcome, winter solstice! The days will start getting longer after today.
We will be giving vaccines from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at 205 South Street. First dose, second dose, and boosters are available. No appointments are needed.
Note that boosters are now available for anyone aged 16 and up who is 6 months out from their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer or two months past their dose of Johnson & Johnson. Anyone under 18 will need parental consent. If you are getting a second dose or a booster, please bring your vaccine card with you so we can update it.
In order to keep traffic flowing smoothly, ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™™๐™ค ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ง๐™ง๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ก๐™ฎ. Our friends at the City of Fort Bragg California and the City of Fort Bragg Police Dept will be helping us with traffic, directing vehicles east on Cypress, then through the hospital parking lot, past Sequoia Circle, and then to the west entrance of the clinic at 205 South Street. Please be prepared to wait; we will get to you as soon as we can!
๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ: Free drive through or walk up COVID testing at the tent from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Call us at 964-1251 to schedule your test.
๐—ง๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ: Free drive through or walk up COVID testing at the tent from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Call us at 964-1251 to schedule your test.
๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿณ: We will be closed for the Christmas holiday. If you need us while we are closed, call us at (707) 964-1251 and our on call provider will return your call. We are always there for you!
Have a happy holiday week!

December 13, 2021 0
Happy Monday!
It’s going to take more than a little rain to slow down #TeamMCC! As Herodotus once said, “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
We do have a slight change in plans this week.
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ, ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐— ๐—–๐—–, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ด, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น.
It will still be from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, drive-through, no appointments needed.
We will be vaccinating children aged 5 to 11 at the clinic, 205 South Street in Fort Bragg, on ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐Ÿฏ:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฝ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐Ÿฒ:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฝ๐—บ, no matter how windy and rainy it gets! Call us at 707 964-1251 for an appointment.
We will also be vaccinating children aged 5 to 11 at on ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฝ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐Ÿฎ:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฝ๐—บ at the Pediatrics office at 510 Cypress Street, Suite D in Fort Bragg. The vaccines will be given inside the office; it will not be a drive through event. Appointments are required. Give us a a call at 707 964-1251 to get your child scheduled.
Have a good week, and stay dry!

December 8, 2021 0
We were delighted that two of our staff members, NP Linnea Matthews and LVN Maria Bermudez, recently received Charlene McAllister Excellence in Nursing Awards from the Mendocino Coast Healthcare Foundation. And we were thrilled that they were presented by Charlene McAllister herself. Left to right in the photo: Linnea Matthews; Executive Director Lucresha Renteria, Maria Bermudez, and Charlene McAllister.
Linnea is one of MCC’s most beloved providers. She celebrated the 40th anniversary of her nursing career in 2019, becoming a nurse practitioner about 25 years ago. Linnea specializes in geriatric care and women’s health.
Maria started at MCC as an MA. becoming a CMA and then an LVN. When COVID struck, Maria stepped up immediately to join our dedicated COVID team, doing testing and vaccines. Maria was recently promoted to Nurse Manager, responsible for supervising all of MCC’s nursing staff.
Congratulations to Linnea and Maria! We are so proud of your hard work and dedication in taking the #bestcareanywhere of our patients!

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