Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


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.


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


As of January 6, 2021, surveillance testing, which is screening people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19, is once more available at MCC! Testing is on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons.

Call us at 964-1251 to make an appointment to be tested.

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.


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With the recent rise in cases here on the North Coast, MCC would like to remind our community about the difference between isolation and quarantine. It can be very complex, so please read carefully.
These are the most current guidelines, but they may change as the situation evolves. We will update our website and social media when the CDC issues new guidelines.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be told to isolate. If you are a contact of someone who is positive for COVID-19, you will be told to quarantine.
• If you live with the positive case, that person must isolate in the home to avoid all contact with you.
• The isolation order is for 10 days with day 1 being the day of the positive test. The quarantine order is for 14 days with day 1 being the last day you had contact with the positive case.
• If you continue to have contact with the positive person, your 14 day quarantine won’t start until you discontinue the contact or until that person’s isolation period ends.
o If you live in a situation where isolation is impossible, you will have to be out of work for nearly a month.
• If you don’t live with the positive case you were in contact with, you need to quarantine in your home away from anyone else who lives there, unless you all had contact with the positive person.
Quarantine means:
• Stay home for your 14 day period.
• No going to the store, only leave your home to seek medical care if necessary.
• Stay isolated from anyone in your home that is not under quarantine orders.
• Have no contact with anyone that does not live with you.
o Have groceries/supplies/food delivered to the door and allow the person to go back to their car before you open the door to retrieve the items.
Isolation means:
• Stay in one room (like a bedroom with a separate bathroom) away from anyone else in the house.
• Meals should be delivered to the door with no contact between you and anyone else in the home.
• If you don’t have a separate bathroom, you should have disinfectant materials in the bathroom and wipe down everything (faucet handles, sink, toilet flusher, anything you touch) and use your mask when going from your room to the bathroom. Wear your mask the whole time you are out of the room, including while you are in the bathroom.
It’s important for everyone to follow the guidelines when they are in isolation or quarantine. Together, we will get through this and help to protect our community’s health.
Con el reciente aumento de casos aquí en la costa norte, MCC quisiera recordarle a nuestra comunidad sobre la diferencia entre aislamiento y cuarentena. Puede ser muy complejo, así que lea con atención.
Estas son las pautas más actuales, pero pueden cambiar a medida que evoluciona la situación. Actualizaremos nuestro sitio web y redes sociales cuando el CDC emita nuevas pautas.
Si da positivo en la prueba de COVID-19, se le indicará que se aísle. Si es un contacto de alguien que es positivo para COVID-19, se le indicará que se ponga en cuarentena.
• Si vive con el caso positivo, esa persona debe aislarse en el hogar para evitar todo contacto con usted.
• La orden de aislamiento es por 10 días, siendo el día 1 el día de la prueba positiva. La orden de cuarentena es de 14 días, siendo el día 1 el último día en que tuvo contacto con el caso positivo.
• Si continúa teniendo contacto con la persona positiva, su cuarentena de 14 días no comenzará hasta que suspenda el contacto o hasta que termine el período de aislamiento de esa persona.
o Si vive en una situación en la que el aislamiento es imposible, tendrá que estar sin trabajar durante casi un mes.
• Si no vive con el caso positivo con el que estuvo en contacto, debe ponerse en cuarentena en su hogar lejos de cualquier otra persona que viva allí, a menos que todos hayan tenido contacto con la persona positiva.
Cuarentena significa:
• Quédese en casa durante su período de 14 días.
• No ir a la tienda, solo salir de casa para buscar atención médica si es necesario.
• Manténgase aislado de cualquier persona en su hogar que no esté bajo órdenes de cuarentena.
• No tenga contacto con nadie que no viva con usted.
o Pida que le entreguen comestibles / suministros / alimentos en la puerta y permita que la persona regrese a su automóvil antes de abrir la puerta para recoger los artículos.
Aislamiento significa:
• Permanezca en una habitación (como un dormitorio con baño separado) lejos de cualquier otra persona en la casa.
• Las comidas deben entregarse en la puerta sin contacto entre usted y nadie más en el hogar.
• Si no tiene un baño separado, debe tener materiales desinfectantes en el baño y limpiar todo (manijas del grifo, lavabo, descarga del inodoro, cualquier cosa que toque) y usar su mascarilla cuando vaya de su habitación al baño. Use su máscara todo el tiempo que esté fuera de la habitación, incluso mientras esté en el baño.
Es importante que todos sigan las pautas cuando estén aislados o en cuarentena. Juntos superaremos esto y ayudaremos a proteger la salud de nuestra comunidad.


If you have general questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19), call the Mendocino County Public Health Call Center at 707-234-6052 or email
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