A Message from Humboldt County Memorial Hospital

March 23, 2020

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital COVID-19 Update

There are currently NO known cases of COVID-19 in Humboldt County.

As we continue to venture through this new journey together, we want you to know we are here for you should you have any questions. We also want you to know the best place to understand the current facts are by going to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) website at https://idph.iowa.gov or the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) website at https://www.cdc.gov. These are the trusted resources for you and your family.

Our hospital will continue to be here to support you in all your healthcare needs. COVID-19 has become the main event but we know you have continued needs for your health. All of our services/departments are open and available to you. During your registration process, we will be taking extra measures to screen you for any COVID-19 exposure risks. This is to protect you and our staff. If you have any questions about our services during this time, please call 515-332-4200 and we will gladly assist you.

We appreciate the outpouring of support from this community in your willingness to step in and help in anyway possible.

If you or your business would like to make a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), goggles, gifts (food or other) to staff or a monetary donation please contact Mardi Ratzlaff, Foundation Director at 515-332-7626.

We have received multiple inquiries on homemade masks. We appreciate knowing you are there and ready when we need you. Today, we are equipped with enough masks to get us through a short period of time. There may come a time when we need these from you. If you are interested in making homemade masks please call the Humboldt County Public Health office at 515-332-2492. We are currently tracking individuals available to help us should the need arise.

If you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

The greatest support you can offer today is by helping us reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Practice social distancing. Be Smart. Stay Apart.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your mouth with your upper arm or tissue when coughing or sneezing.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

We understand this can be a scary time for you and your family, but we at HCMH are ready to be your partner in this journey.

 

Michelle Sleiter, CEO