Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information



IF YOU ARE COMING TO US FOR CARE


If you believe you may have the virus, please call us to be screened and make sure to let us know that this is the reason for an appointment. We will meet you in the parking lot for your safety and the safety of others. Same day slots are available and we will make sure you are seen that day if you let us know that you believe you have the coronavirus.

Call (707) 964-1251.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS?


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reported illness ranges from mild symptoms to severe illness for confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear two to fourteen days after exposure:

  • Fever (100.4° or higher)
  • Cough (dry)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden loss of taste or smell
  • Extreme fatigue

COVID-19 TESTS


Surveillance testing, which is screening people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19, is available at MCC on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

No appointment is needed.

This service is free to all. You do not have to be a patient at MCC, and you will not have to leave your car to be tested.

If you live inland, OptumServe in Ukiah is providing surveillance testing for COVID-19. Click here to learn more.



QUARANTINE VS. ISOLATION
CUARENTENA VS. AISLAMIENTO


[Versión en español a continuación]
Here is a summary of the current order from our Public Health Officer. The new definition of “fully vaccinated” 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 “close contact” 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.
     a. You MUST also have no fever for 24 hours without medication.
     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 you may return to work once you have a negative test.
Aquí hay un resumen de la orden actual de nuestro Oficial de Salud Pública. La nueva definición de “completamente vacunado” ahora incluye recibir un refuerzo si han pasado 5 meses desde su segunda vacuna. También 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 órdenes de aislamiento y cuarentena no se ven afectadas por estar total o parcialmente vacunado.
Si contrae COVID, se pondrá en aislando a aquellos que son sus “contactos cercanos” evaluara su necesidad de entrar en cuarentena, vea la información que sigue.
1. El período de aislamiento es de 10 días, el día 0 es el día de su prueba positiva. Si da positivo el 10/01/2022, su día 1 es el 10/02/2022.
2. Para ser dado de alta temprano, puede realizar la prueba en el día 5 – 9, si da negativo en cualquiera de esos días, puede salir del aislamiento.
    a. Para salir temprano de aislamiento tampoco debe tener fiebre durante las últimas 24 horas sin medicamento.
    b. Sus síntomas tienen que estar resolviéndose (mejorando), no tienen que estar completamente resueltos.
3. Si da positivo en el día 5, volveremos a verificar todos los días o cada dos días, según su elección. Cuando da negativo, puede regresar a trabajar o regresara después de 10 días en aislamiento. Por ejemplo, tu día 10 es sábado o domingo, no tienes que hacer la prueba para volver el lunes.
Si está expuesto al virus de manera contacto cercano y no está 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 síntomas son leves), la persona ahora debe considerarse un caso activo y debe aislarse con las indicaciones arriba.
1. Si está completamente vacunado, expuesto y tiene un resultado negativo, no tiene que guardar cuarentena y puede trabajar. Repita la prueba si desarrolla síntomas o en 5-7 días después de su exposición.
2. Si no está completamente vacunado, debe ponerse en cuarentena durante 10 días o
a. Se pone en cuarentena por 5 o más días y puede regresar a trabajar o librarse de la cuarentena con una prueba negativa.


COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION





MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
If you have general questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19), call the Mendocino County Public Health Call Center at 707-234-6052 or email callcenter@mendocinocounty.org.
Click here for more information.

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC HEALTH
Click here.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Click here.



CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION: COVID-19


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