COVID-19

COVID-19 HOTLINE: 877-435-8411  - Available 7 days a week from 7am-9pm

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1/14/2021 PIKE COUNTY UPDATE: 

Our agency has applied to the State of Missouri to be a distributor of the COVID-19 Vaccine. We are still awaiting an ETA for the vaccine and are not taking names for a wait list at this time. We are obligated to distribute vaccines under the Missouri COVID-19 Distribution Phases and will keep the community informed as more information becomes available.

DAILY CURRENT ACTIVE CASE COUNT UPDATE

Anticipated to be updated every weekday by 4:30 p.m.

Updated: January 14, 2021 @ 2:56 p.m. *We will not be reporting on Monday, January 18th*

**NOTICE! 2 of these active cases are NECC inmates**

Current Active Cases: How many cases are currently infected with COVID-19. (Includes both PCR & RA cases)

 

WEEKLY FULL CASE COUNT UPDATE:

Anticipated to be updated every Wednesday by 4:30 p.m.

Updated: January 13, 2021 @ 3:24 p.m.

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COVID-19 Dashboard Terminology Key:

Current Active Cases: How many cases are currently infected with COVID-19. (Includes both PCR & RA cases)

PCR Confirmed Positives: How many cases have received a positive result from a PCR Lab Confirmed Test.

Rapid Antigen Positives: How many cases have received a positive result from a Rapid Antigen Test.

Recovered: How many of the positive cases have recovered. (Includes both PCR & RA cases).

Deaths: How many COVID-19 related deaths our county has currently endured.

Currently Hospitalized: How many of the active cases are currently hospitalized.

Negative Tests: How many negative PCR & RA tests have received a negative result.

 

Together we will get through this and slow the spread of COVID-19.
We will be keeping the community updated on our case count via our E-NEWS, website and social media outlets.

1/14/2021 PIKE COUNTY UPDATE: 

Our agency has applied to the State of Missouri to be a distributor of the COVID-19 Vaccine. We are still awaiting an ETA for the vaccine and are not taking names for a wait list at this time. We are obligated to distribute vaccines under the Missouri COVID-19 Distribution Phases and will keep the community informed as more information becomes available.

MISSOURI IS CURRENTLY IN: PHASE 1B- TIER 1

 

Choice is a powerful thing. We recognize the tremendous impact COVID-19 has had on our communities. You have the choice to help our society shape our new path forward beyond COVID-19.

Learn more about the Missouri COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Plan

Phase 1B - Tier 1: First responders, Emergency Services, and Public Health Infrastructure
Protecting those who keep us safe and help us during an emergency

  • Non-Patient Facing Public Health Infrastructure: Administrators and staff at federal, state, or local public health agencies and other healthcare workers who carry out functions necessary to the operation of the state’s healthcare infrastructure that were not included in 1A.
  • First Responders: All federal, state, and/or local first responders beyond EMS/EMTs in 1A, including law enforcement, fire services, corrections, and certain social service agencies.
  • Emergency Management and Public Works: Federal, state, or local government employees in emergency management and public works agencies, identified nonprofit organizations designated as partner voluntary agencies.
  • Emergency Services Sector: Employees defined in the emergency services sector not otherwise listed, including law enforcement, fire and rescue services, emergency medical services, emergency management, and public works.

Phase 1B - Tier 2: High-Risk Individuals
Protecting those who are at increased risk for severe illness

 

  • Anyone aged 65 and older
  • Any adults with cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD, Heart Conditions, weakened immune system due to organ transplant, severe obesity (BMI >40), pregnancy, Sickle Cell Disease, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, or individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome.

 

Phase 1B - Tier 3: Critical Infrastructure
Protecting those who keep the essential functions of society running

 

  • Education: Teachers, faculty, and staff in public, private, and nonprofit pre K – 12.
  • Childcare: Faculty and staff in a DHSS or DSS -licensed facility providing basic care to children
  • Communications Sector Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide communications services
  • Dams Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide services in the dams sector related to critical water retention and control services.
  • Energy Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide energy services, regardless of the energy source.
  • Food/Agriculture Sector – initial: Employees of certain food production and processing facilities, and related operations, prioritizing mass food production, distribution, transportation, wholesale and retail sales, including grocery and convenience stores where groceries are sold; includes veterinary services.
  • Government: Elected officials in any branch of government at the state, county, and/or municipal levels required for the continuity of government; members of the judiciary at the federal, state, and/or local levels required for the continuity of government; employees designated by the federal government that fall within
  • Information Technology Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide IT services.
  • Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that work in this sector.
  • Transportation Systems Sector: Employees in the transportation systems sector including aviation, highway and motor carriers, maritime transportation systems, mass transit and passenger rail, pipeline systems, freight rail, and postal shipping.
  • Water and Wastewater Systems Sector Employees at public, private, and/or nonprofit organizations that provide drinking or wastewater services.

 

 

The safest thing you can do to keep yourself and your family safe is to stay at home and only leave for essentials. When out for essential needs ensure you are following safe social/physical distancing (stay 6ft away from others) and all other preventative measures like covering coughs and sneezes and washing your hands thoroughly and often.

If you think you may be sick with COVID-19 please CALL your healthcare provider BEFORE you go! They will give you instructions on how to proceed.

As your public health department we receive daily and weekly communicable disease reports from local hospitals, clinics and schools which allows us to take measures to prevent outbreaks and protect the public. In the event of a disease outbreak or natural disaster we assist other local emergency response teams in the coordination of medical care such as mass dispensing medications, vaccines and other nursing services. We also educate the community how to prepare themselves in the event of such emergencies. Our agency will continue to keep our community updated on the COVID-19 and what you can do to keep your family safe.

As we continue to receive information regarding the COVID-19 you can use the links below to get more information and resources:

CDC

The White House

Missouri Governor Parson

Missouri COVID Vaccines

Missouri One For All

Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services

Pike County Health Department Facebook page

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COVID-19 HOTLINE: 877-435-8411  - Available 7 days a week from 7am-9pm

DHSS and the CDC are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in many locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

 

What is COVID-19?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.

 

Watch for symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

Know How it Spreads
  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

 

Take steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

 

 

Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you’re sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a cloth face mask when in a public setting

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Learn more on how to prepare from the CDC Website here >>>

INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUARANTINE: (YOU ARE A CLOSE CONTACT)

Quarantine is used to keep someone who has been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms.

People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, and monitor their health.

Who needs to quarantine? People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

What is a close contact?: Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 10 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection).

How long to quarantine?:

Our COVID-19 Case Managers make the final decisions about how long quarantine should last, based on local conditions and needs. Please follow our recommendations if you need to quarantine. Options considered when ending quarantine are listed below. When counting days of quarantine DAY ONE is the DAY AFTER your last exposure to the positive case.

  • After day 10 without testing
  • After day 7 after receiving a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later)

After stopping quarantine, you should

  • Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.
  • If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider.
  • Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from others, wash their hands, avoid crowds, and take other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • If your exposure is a household contact or you have continued exposure, your quarantine may be extended.

CDC continues to endorse quarantine for 14 days and recognizes that any quarantine shorter than 14 days balances reduced burden against a small possibility of spreading the virus. CDC will continue to evaluate new information and update recommendations as needed. See Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing for guidance on options to reduce quarantine.

Release from quarantine: If no symptoms have developed by the end of your quarantine you may be released from quarantine. If your employer/school requires a letter of release from quarantine, please let us know or use our online contact form using the tab below. Please allow up to 3 business days for us to process and verify your request.

If you develop symptoms during your quarantine: Please report your illness by calling your primary care provider; they may want you to consider getting tested.

Quarantine Guidelines for Close Contacts at Schools: If masks were being worn by both the positive case and the close contact during the time of exposure, the close contact will be on partial quarantine. This means that the student/staff may leave the home during quarantine only to go to school, but will still be asked to refrain from any extra-curricular activities outside of the home/school.

Learn more about quarantine from the CDC by clicking here

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ISOLATION: (YOU HAVE TESTED POSITIVE)

Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their home.

YOU NEED TO ISOLATE IF YOU ARE WAITING ON A TEST RESULT OR HAVE RECEIVED A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST RESULT.

People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available). The quarantine time for your household contacts will be extended if they are unable to be isolated from you. Ensure you give the health department a list of all of your close contacts (within 6ft for more than 10 minutes up to 48 hours before you became symptomatic OR the day you got tested for COVID-19).

It is also important to isolate if you are having COVID-19 symptoms, but have not been tested.

Duration of isolation: If you tested positive for COVID-19 or had COVID-19 symptoms, you can be with others after-

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and

  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and

  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving **Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.**

Your isolation period may be extended if you have severe COVID-19 illness or are immunocompromised.

If you are asymptomatic (test positive with no symptoms):

If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after:

  • 10 days have passed since the date you had your positive test

If you develop symptoms after testing positive, follow the guidance above.

Learn more about isolation from the CDC by clicking here

COVID-19 HOTLINE: 877-435-8411  - Available 7 days a week from 7am-9pm

As we continue to receive information regarding the COVID-19 you can use the links below to get more information and credible resources:

 

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 it is extremely important that you call your healthcare provider BEFORE going or call the COVID Hotline at 877-435-8411. They will review with you your symptoms and give you guidance on how to proceed. According to the CDC, most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.

There are limited testing sites in Pike County and only those screened by a physician and approved will receive testing.

Pike County Health Department is unable to do evaluations or testing at this time.

 

TESTING RESOURCES:

 

COVID-19 HOTLINE: 877-435-8411  - Available 7 days a week from 7am-9pm

COVID-19 HOTLINE: 877-435-8411  - Available 7 days a week from 7am-9pm

Where can I go to get tested?

If you think you may have been exposed your first step should be to call your healthcare provider, they will give you instructions on how to proceed and help you locate a testing site near you.  You can also locate a list of alternate testing sites from the Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services website here >>>

Testing at Pike County Memorial Hospital: Please continue to call ahead to notify the PCMH team of possible Covid-19 symptoms prior to coming to an appointment or walk-in clinic to help ensure the safety of their team. You can access testing using the information below.

Louisiana Medical Clinic: 573-754-4584 - Appointment Necessary 
Bowling Green Medical Clinic: 573-324-5300 - Appointment Necessary 
Bowling Green Urgent Care Clinic: 573-324-5562 - No Appointment Necessary but will need to be seen by physician
Vandalia Medical Clinic: 573-594-2111 - Appointment Necessary 

 

What is the differences between PCR, Rapid Antigen & Antibody Tests?

We have developed an info graphic that helps explain these differences and when they are helpful. View it here >>>  COVID-19 Testing Explained

Is anti-body testing be available in our area?

Antibody testing is available with doctors orders at our office. Learn more from our blog post here >>>

 

When should I wear a mask?

At this time it is recommended that all non-healthcare persons wear cloth face masks and they should be worn in public areas, and when with others outside of  your household, when social distancing (6ft apart) is difficult to maintain. Learn more about CDC's Considerations on Mask Wearing Here >>>

 

What happens if I am diagnosed with COVID-19?

PROTECTING YOURSELF AND OTHERS:

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, an employee with our agency will call you to check-in on your health, discuss who you’ve been in contact with and ask you to stay at home to self-isolate.

  • Per HIPPA guidelines, unless you give permission your name will not be revealed to those you came in contact with, even if they ask.
  • The health department will ask you to stay at home and self-isolate.
    • Self-isolation means staying at home in a specific room away from other people and pets, and using a separate bathroom, if possible.
    • Self-isolation is critical to protecting those who you live with as well as your community.
    • Self-isolation helps slow the spread of COVID-19 and can help keep your friends and neighbors healthy.
    • If you need support or assistance while self-isolating, then our agency may be able to provide assistance.
  • Seek medical care if symptoms become severe. Severe symptoms include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.

 

I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms. When can I be around others?

You can be around others after:

  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • COVID-19 symptoms have improved (for example, cough, shortness of breath)

Most people do not require testing to decide when they can be around others; however, if your healthcare provider recommends testing, they will let you know when you can resume being around others based on your test results.

Note that these recommendations do not apply to persons with severe COVID-19 or with severely weakened immune systems (immunocompromised).

Read more CDC guidance on this topic >>>

 

RECOVERY: 

The decision to discontinue home isolation for persons with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 are made depending on individual circumstances. Options include a symptom-based (i.e., time-since-illness-onset and time-since-recovery strategy) or a test-based strategy. Once the criteria of either strategy has been met the case is then considered to be recovered.

1). Symptom-based strategy

Persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:

  • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

2). Test-based strategy Previous recommendations for a test-based strategy remain applicable; however, a test-based strategy is contingent on the availability of ample testing supplies and laboratory capacity as well as convenient access to testing.

 

What is the difference between COVID-19 and Influenza (Flu)?

Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two.

While more is learned every day, there is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it. This table compares COVID-19 and flu, given the best available information to date.

Continue reading from CDC website >>>

 

What is the difference between quarantine and isolation?

  • Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Someone in self-quarantine stays separated from others, and they limit movement outside of their home or current place. A person may have been exposed to the virus without knowing it (for example, when traveling or out in the community), or they could have the virus without feeling symptoms. Quarantine helps limit further spread of COVID-19.
  • Isolation is used to separate sick people from healthy people. People who are in isolation should stay home. In the home, anyone sick should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick” bedroom or space and using a different bathroom (if possible).

 

Why doesn't the case count number drop when a recovery is reported?

In order to properly report case counts that have affected our community, we report the cumulative total number of COVID-19 cases in Pike County, Missouri. Although most cases will recover from their illness, it will not change the cumulative total. Example: If a total of 5 cases are reported and 2 recover, the total case count will remain at 5. Local and state case counts may differ slightly. Patients must first be verified and notified. We have also started reporting the "Current Active" case count so that the number of current case count is easier to follow.

 

How does the virus spread?

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person; between people who are in close contact* with one another through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Recent cases are being investigated to find how the patient contracted the virus in order to stop the spread.

 

How is a person deemed a "Close Contact" of a positive case?

A close contact is someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 10 minutes starting from 48 hours before illness onset until the time the patient is isolated. They should stay home, maintain social distancing, and self-monitor until 14 days from the last date of exposure.

 

Is there a vaccine for COVID-19?

Vaccine information can be found here >>> 

 

How are cases deemed in recovery, and can they contact it again after having it already??

We follow CDC guidelines as far as deeming those who are "Recovered" which can be found right here >>>. There are Non-Test Based Strategies and Test-Based Strategies and the factors depicting which method is used is done on a case-by-case basis. As far as if someone can get it twice, research shows it to be rare.

 

Why is limited information being given regarding positive COVID-19 cases in the county?

As a healthcare provider with sensitive patient and case information we must comply with HIPPA regulations at all times. This means we can not give out any potentially identifying information which is considerably important when living in small rural communities such as ours. Even giving zip codes or towns could be identifying in rural communities such as ours as some have populations as low as 15, so we exercise extreme caution when it comes to the information we share.  Any close contacts of the cases are contacted individually and all cases are under constant investigation. In the event that a case was in public places in close contact with multiple unknown individuals is when it may become pertinent to give itineraries of what public places the case had recently been.

 

Where can I go to get the most up to date information regarding the current COVID-19 situation in the United States?

You can visit the CDC website and follow their "COVIDView" - A Weekly Surveillance Summary of U.S. COVID-19 Activity. Click here to view >>>

 

 

Read more FAQ's from the CDC >>>

COVID-19 HOTLINE: 877-435-8411  - Available 7 days a week from 7am-9pm

 

COVID-19 Questions, Concerns and Violation Reporting Contact Form

Thank you for contacting us.  We are doing our best to answer all questions in a timely manner. By reporting violations and voicing concerns, you play a critical role in helping us make sure everyone is doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please provide as much detailed information as you can. We will investigate the information you have submitted, but will not be able to keep everyone informed of all actions taken to enforce the order. Replies, if necessary will be given during our normal business hours.

You may also use the COVID-19 HOTLINE: 877-435-8411  - Available 7 days a week from 7am-9pm

 

Please fill out the form below

*NOTICE* By submitting this form you understand that your request must first be verified for accuracy before it will be processed. Please allow at least 3 business days to process and verify your request. Complete this form for the person needing the letter. We can only issue letters for Pike County, Missouri residents. Incomplete forms will no be processed.

 

We always new that we lived in an amazing community, but during this pandemic that fact truly shines! We want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who has donated PPE, meals, sweet treats and more to our agency during this time!

  • Holycon Face Shields - PPE
  • Pike Lincoln Technical Center - PPE
  • US Bank - Meals
  • Ann Layne Boutique - Sweet Treats
  • Anonymous - Coffee and Cookies
  • Guyetta Sumowski - Meals
  • Jan Hume - Cloth Face Masks
  • Mila Ayers & Susan Masulit - Cloth Face Masks
  • Lorryn Bolte - Cloth Face Masks
  • Jeff Guay - Sanitizing Supplies
  • Jan Krehbiel - Cloth Face Masks
  • Peggy Bibb - Cloth Face Masks
  • Thelma Shy and her lovely grand daughters - Cloth Face Masks
  • Starla Carroll - Cloth Face Masks
  • Linda Luebrecht - Mary Kay Hand Care Products
  • Lucky Star Buffet - Face Masks
  • Janie Woods & Melinda Brooks - Cloth Face Masks
  • Laura Ince - Cloth Face Masks
  • Patricia Teson - Cloth Face Masks
  • Bill Unsell - Meals
  • The Home Care & Hospice Foundation Board: Meals
  • Rosie Lewis - Cloth Face Masks
  • Mark Twain Association of Realtors: Meals
  • Kent & Billy Jo Betts - Cupcake Treats
  • Dorothy Brown - Home Made Breads
  • Art Flynn - Take Home Dinners
  • Midwest Construction Cleaning - Breakfast

 

THIS FORM IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE AS OF YET; WE ARE SIMPLY TRYING TO PREPARE FOR WHEN IT IS RECEIVED. IF YOU USE THIS FORM YOUR APPOINTMENT WILL BE CANCELLED. WE WILL RELEASE WHEN THIS FORM WILL BE READY FOR USE ONCE WE RECEIVE THE VACCINE AND HAVE A VACCINE CLINIC SCHEDULED.

Rhonda Stumbaugh, RN
Administrator

COVID CASE MANAGER

Rhonda is one of our COVID case managers. She receives positive results from healthcare providers and makes initial calls with positive cases. Those receiving calls from Rhonda can expect to be asked questions about symptoms, potential exposures and any of their close contacts. Additionally, cases will receive information regarding isolation, quarantine, symptoms to watch for and more. 

 

Kim Gamm, RN BSN
Public Health Coordinator

COVID CASE MANAGER

Kim is one of our COVID case managers. She receives positive results from healthcare providers and makes initial calls with positive cases. Those receiving calls from Kim can expect to be asked questions about symptoms, potential exposures and any of their close contacts. Additionally, cases will receive information regarding isolation, quarantine, symptoms to watch for and more. 

Alyssa Crigger, LPN
Communicable Disease & Public Health Nurse

COVID CASE MANAGER

Alyssa is one of our COVID case managers. She receives positive results from healthcare providers and makes initial calls with positive cases. Those receiving calls from Alyssa can expect to be asked questions about symptoms, potential exposures and any of their close contacts. Additionally, cases will receive information regarding isolation, quarantine, symptoms to watch for and more. 

Sandy Smith, RN
PRN Public Health Nurse

COVID CASE MANAGER

Sandy is one of our COVID case managers. She receives positive results from healthcare providers and makes initial calls with positive cases. Those receiving calls from Sandy can expect to be asked questions about symptoms, potential exposures and any of their close contacts. Additionally, cases will receive information regarding isolation, quarantine, symptoms to watch for and more. 

Stefanie Davis
Environmentalist

CONTACT TRACER

Stefanie is one of our Contact Tracers. She receives information regarding close contacts of positive cases from our COVID Case Managers. Those receiving calls from Stefanie can expect to be informed of their close contact but will not be able to give the positive cases name for patient privacy reasons. You can expect to be given information regarding the date you were exposed and the dates that you should quarantine. Additionally you will be reminded to monitor for symptoms as this could extend your dates of quarantine if your symptoms result in a positive COVID test.

Kim Reid
Billing Assistant

CONTACT TRACER

Kim is one of our Contact Tracers. She receives information regarding close contacts of positive cases from our COVID Case Managers. Those receiving calls from Kim can expect to be informed of their close contact but will not be able to give the positive cases name for patient privacy reasons. You can expect to be given information regarding the date you were exposed and the dates that you should quarantine. Additionally you will be reminded to monitor for symptoms as this could extend your dates of quarantine if your symptoms result in a positive COVID test.

Jennifer Schumacher
Administrative Assistant

COVID DISPATCH

Jennifer is one of our COVID Dispatchers. She takes incoming COVID calls and helps the callers get the answers they are looking for whether that be generic COVID questions or questions specific to someone's own case. Jennifer helps determine who the caller needs to speak to and helps direct phone calls to case managers and contact tracers Additionally, she helps the COVID team send out quarantine & isolation guidelines and official release letters.

Contact Jennifer: 573-324-2111 ext. 135

Tracy Brookshier
Marketing Coordinator

COVID DISPATCH

Tracy is one of our COVID Dispatchers. She takes incoming COVID calls and helps the callers get the answers they are looking for whether that be generic COVID questions or questions specific to someone's own case. She helps determine who the caller needs to speak to and helps direct phone calls to case managers and contact tracers. Additionally, Tracy helps the COVID team send out quarantine & isolation guidelines and official release letters.

Contact Tracy: 573-324-2111 ext. 140