COVID-19 Information Page
UPDATE: Friday, September 2,
We offer Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines for all age presentations 6 months and older. We also now have available the Bivalent Boosters. COVID-19 shots and Boosters are available by appointment or walk-ins on *WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 7am-11:30am and 1pm-4pm. We will be unable to provide the COVID vaccine if we do not have two nurses available. We apologize for this inconvenience in advance.
WE DO NOT TEST HERE, click on website below to find testing locations. We do ask if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms that you DO NOT come into the building. Please call first or go back to your car and call us at 573-783-2747.
We still do full walk-in services, but appointments are preferred, which includes but not limited to pregnancy test, STI testing, blood draws/labs, injections, & immunizations: Flu, Shingles, childhood, etc. Flu vaccines will start Friday, October 1.
LOCAL COVID-19 TESTING SITES
MADISON COUNTY HEALTH DOES NOT DO
-Madison Medical Center- 573-783-3341(Hospital)
Must have a doctor order for testing beginning January 1, 2022.
Call 573-783-4111 option 7 or 8 or Call your Primary Care Physician. Currently testing 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Monday-Friday
-Beyer Medical- 573-783-8875 Must have an appointment
-EBO Med (Fredericktown)-Rapid COVID Testing, Call for appointment 573-561-5051
Go to link to see locations and set up time to get tested https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing?ban=covid_vanity_testing
-ENT & Allergy of SE Missouri- Farmington 573-756-8888
501 W Pine St
Mon-Thurs. 8AM-4:30PM, Fri. 8AM-3PM Please bring ID, Insurance Card, & Face Mask No appointments necessary, Please Park on right side of building
-Midwest Convenient Care- Farmington 573-454-2466
550 Maple Valley Dr. Farmington Business Hours Mon-Fri 8am-8pm Sat & Sun 9am-2pm
-Iron County Medical Center-573-546-6792 Iron County Medical Center has rapid COVID-19 testing available. Orders from a primary care provider are preferred but not necessary. PCR testing is also available. An order is required before scheduling. All testing are done Monday through Friday between 9 am and 3 pm by appointment only.
-Check for newly added free MO DHSS Testing Sites:
Extended Lunch Hour
Every 2nd Weds. of the Month
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
County Verified Data is available at:
Select "COVID-19 Dashboard"
Select "View Public Health Data"
Scroll down and select "County for COVID cases"
Scroll down and select "Vaccine for vaccination status data"
A Monthly report of COVID cases and vaccination status will be provided from the MO Department of Health Dashboard data.
CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population
For Immediate Release: Monday, December 27, 2021
Contact: Media Relations
Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others. The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after. Therefore, people who test positive should isolate for 5 days and, if asymptomatic at that time, they may leave isolation if they can continue to mask for 5 days to minimize the risk of infecting others.
Additionally, CDC is updating the recommended quarantine period for those exposed to COVID-19. For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days. Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure. Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure. For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.
Isolation relates to behavior after a confirmed infection. Isolation for 5 days followed by wearing a well-fitting mask will minimize the risk of spreading the virus to others. Quarantine refers to the time following exposure to the virus or close contact with someone known to have COVID-19. Both updates come as the Omicron variant continues to spread throughout the U.S. and reflects the current science on when and for how long a person is maximally infectious.
Data from South Africa and the United Kingdom demonstrate that vaccine effectiveness against infection for two doses of an mRNA vaccine is approximately 35%. A COVID-19 vaccine booster dose restores vaccine effectiveness against infection to 75%. COVID-19 vaccination decreases the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. CDC strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 5 and older and boosters for everyone 16 and older. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our communities.
The following is attributable to CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky:
“The Omicron variant is spreading quickly and has the potential to impact all facets of our society. CDC’s updated recommendations for isolation and quarantine balance what we know about the spread of the virus and the protection provided by vaccination and booster doses. These updates ensure people can safely continue their daily lives. Prevention is our best option: get vaccinated, get boosted, wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial and high community transmission, and take a test before you gather.”
If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
Stay home for 5 days.
If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.
If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)
Have been boosted
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months
Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months
Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
Test on day 5, if possible.
If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted
Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted
Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.
Test on day 5 if possible.
If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home
CDC works 24/7 protecting America’s health, safety and security. Whether disease start at home or abroad, are curable or preventable, chronic or acute, or from human activity or deliberate attack, CDC responds to America’s most pressing health threats. CDC is headquartered in Atlanta and has experts located throughout the United States and the world.
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