At this time, there has been no identified cases of COVID-19 or identified close contacts to individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 in Glacier County. According to the Glacier County Health Department, you will receive public health notification by telephone if you are identified as a close contact of a case. You will be given further direction at that time.
Feel free to call the County Health Department at 873-2924 if you have general questions or concerns regarding COVID-19.
The State and Glacier County Health Departments recommend people at higher risk of severe illness should stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible.
People at higher risk include people:
•Over 60 years of age.
•With underlying health conditions including include heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes.
•With weakened immune systems.
•Who are pregnant.
Anyone who has questions about whether their condition puts them at risk for severe COVID-19 illness should consult with their healthcare providers.
Guidance tips for all ages
You can decrease the risk to yourself, and importantly, to those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19:
•Stay home and do not go out in public when you are sick.
•Avoid medical settings in general unless necessary. If you are ill in any way call your doctor’s office first before going in.
•Even if you are not ill, avoid visiting hospitals, long term care facilities or nursing homes as much as possible. If you do need to visit one of these facilities limit your time there and keep 6 feet away from patients.
•Do not go to the emergency room unless essential. Emergency medical services need to serve the most critical needs first. If you have cough, fever, or other symptoms, call your regular doctor first.
•Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including washing your hands with soap and water frequently, coughing into a tissue or your elbow, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
•Stay away from people who are ill, especially if you are at higher risk for coronavirus.
•Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects (like doorknobs and light switches). Regular household cleaners are effective.
•Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat healthy foods, and manage your stress to keep your immunity strong.