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Help us Stop the Surge of COVID-19 in our communities

In the past week, we’ve witnessed an increase in active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations throughout the Flathead Valley. More COVID-19 cases means more people are sick or hospitalized, putting stress on our health care system. More kids are missing school, parents are missing work, and our local businesses are trying to survive. The surge of COVID cases creates a domino effect that all of us feel, physically and emotionally.

The decisions we make every day have the power to make a difference in this pandemic. Let’s change the course of this pandemic, and protect our most vulnerable citizens. There are steps we can take to stop the surge of COVID-19 in our communities:

PROTECT OTHERS FROM INFECTION. If you are sick, stay at home. If your children are sick keep them home from school. Call our 24-hour hotline (406-890-7272) with any questions or guidance on testing sites.

FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES provided by public health officials and your school districts.

WASH YOUR HANDS thoroughly and frequently.

WEAR A FACE COVERING and change it daily.

GIVE EACH OTHER SIX FEET OF PERSONAL SPACE and reconsider attending or hosting large gatherings.

Early on, our community actively practiced these public health measures, and we flattened the curve in the Flathead Valley. We can do it again. Together, we can stop the surge in Flathead County.

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (such as cough, fever, sore throat, loss of sense of taste of smell, runny nose or congestion, fatigue, body aches, or difficulty breathing), you can call our 24-hour call center at (406) 890-7272 for adults or visit one of our Symptomatic Testing locations.

Visit www.krh.org/COVID-19 for up-to-date information and care resources.