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Caldwell Health Department Urging Caution To Prevent Against COVID/Flu During Holiday Season

Caldwell Health Department Urging Caution To Prevent Against COVID/Flu During Holiday Season

The Caldwell County Health Department encourages residents to take precautions to prevent COVID-19 and other flu-like illnesses as they celebrate during the holiday season.

Caldwell County Public Health Director Anna Martin says While COVID cases are currently decreasing in Caldwell, it’s important to continue taking precautions to protect yourself and your family.

To protect themselves, the Caldwell County Health Department says individuals should Take their COVID vaccine and flu shot. Stay home when they are sick. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when they cough or sneeze, and remember to throw away the tissue.

In addition, wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time, and avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. And the Health Department suggests wearing a covering over their mouth and nose when they are unable to keep six feet between themselves and others.

To treat patients who test positive for the coronavirus, the Health Department has partnered with EMS Community Paramedics to provide monoclonal infusion therapy. To receive this infusion therapy, patients must have one or more mild-to-moderate COVID-19 symptoms, be within the first ten days of the start of symptoms, and must be at high-risk for hospitalization due to pre-existing medical conditions

To make an appointment with the Caldwell County Health Department for monoclonal therapy, COVID-19 testing, or to receive a COVID vaccine, call 828-426-8400.