The attached information page from Whatcom County Department of Health regarding COVID-19 is easy to read and informative. As of 3/2/2020, the spread of COVID-19 is increasing in the United States but no new public health precautions are recommended. Regions associated with high risk currently include China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, and Japan.
Individuals with a fever and cough AND with either history of travel to a high-risk region or suspected exposure to an individual with laboratory confirmed COVID-19, please STAY HOME and contact the Nooksack Health Center for triage (or the Whatcom County Department of Health if after hours). The Department of Health will send trained medical personnel to test you in your home if your risk for COVID-19 infection is high. If you are having difficulty breathing, access emergency care by calling 911.
Nooksack Health Center has a strong team. We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our patients and prepared for managing the challenge of COVID-19.
Sara Sheaffer, DO
Family Physician/Medical Director
Nooksack Health Center