CEO Update

March 26, 2020

This is a Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Aaron Edwards, CEO, Ferry County Health.

Testing Data as of 26 March @ 0823

• 1 Positive
• 29 Negative
• 15 Pending Tests

Currently the Northeast Tri-County Health District is investigating potential close contacts of the positive patient and these individuals will be given additional guidance and advised of precautions they should take.The positive individual is not currently hospitalized and is isolating at home. To protect their privacy,
information that may lead to their identity being revealed will not be disclosed.

Our Hospital, Emergency Department, and Clinic remain open. Physical Therapy is closed until April 3.

Please note for the safety of our community and staff the rehab clinic is how our respiratory clinic so our regular clinic can focus solely on non-COVID issues. The clinic is also offering a tele option for visits (please call the clinic for details).

Drive up COVID-19 testing is ongoing at the main driveway to the hospital M-F 8am to 5pm. If you have any ofthe following symptoms we urge you to call 509-775-3333 option 1 to determine if you should come in:

A fever of 100.4 F or higher, cough, shortness of breath, you suspect you’ve been exposed to COVID-19

Onsite screening process is as follows:

  1. Follow signage and instructions to testing area

2. Stay in your vehicle

3. Roll down all windows

For after hours and weekend screening call 509-775-3333 option 1. Not everyone with symptoms will be tested. Patients will be tested based on current recommendations. Currently testing results may take up to 4 days (with
some exceptions). You will be called with results.

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