McGrath Recommendations to Slow the Spread of COVID
Attention Residents and Visitors:Recommendations to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus
Update October 1, 2021
These guiding RECOMMENDATIONS
are the most current information provided by medical authorities - Centers for Disease Control (CDC), State of Alaska, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Alaska Public Health Service, Southcentral Foundation (SCF) and the McGrath Community Health Center (Clinic) -
to protect the public health and slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The City of McGrath City Council fully supports the efforts of the McGrath School, the McGrath Community Health Center, McGrath businesses, airlines, government offices, contractors, families and individuals are making to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
These are ways each of us can each help Slow the Spread:
We can Slow the Spread by following these Recommendations.
- Vaccination offers considerable protection against COVID-19 and lowers the chance of hospitalization should you contract COVID-19 in what is referred to as a “breakthrough infection”. The Clinic offers free vaccination. Call 524-3299 for information.
- Social distancing and keeping a small social circle are the easiest ways to avoid the virus. Stay 6-feet away from other people. Keep to a small social circle of your family, friends or co-workers to reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus. Many McGrath offices and businesses are requesting call-ahead, on-line services, curb pick-up, and other services to support social distancing.
- Wear a clean mask covering your mouth and nose if you may not be able to keep a 6-foot separation from other people or, when indoors in a public place. COVID-19 transmission occurs mainly from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Many places in McGrath are requiring masks.
- Clean & sanitize frequently throughout the day. Wash hands frequently throughout the day with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, clean high-touch surfaces, consider using disposable paper towels to avoid reusing hand towels.
- Testing is the only way to know if a person is carrying the Coronavirus. People can be asymptomatic (no symptoms) but still spread the virus to others. Call the McGrath Clinic at 524-3299 to schedule a test if you have any symptoms, or have contacted someone who is sick. There is no cost for the test. Health Center staff will advise what to do after testing. They offer daily check-ins with those who test positive and monitor those recovering at home. They monitor to see if additional medical treatment is necessary.
- Test within 72 hours before, and immediately after, traveling between Alaskan communities or between Alaska and other US states, or foreign countries, by plane. (DHSS Addendum No. 1 (9/21/21)
- If your test comes back positive, tell those around you. Let your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others know if your test results are positive. Take it upon yourself to protect those around you by letting them know if your test is positive.
The City of McGrath Recommendations will be updated as new information is availalbe from medical authorities.
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