Due to the ever evolving situation regarding the coronavirus, please refer to the following websites for the latest information:
1. For updates on COVID-19 in WI visit
2. For updates and travel guidance visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Two new flyers are available from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) for use in local communities. One flyer has tips for staying safe while shopping and the other has tips for staying safe while in a group setting like a homeless shelter or a correctional facility.
-Shopping tips: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02620d.pdf
-Tips for group settings (homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, correctional facilities) https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02620e.pdf
Also, Marshfield Clinic Health System established a COVID-19 Helpline dedicated to providing community members with information and answering questions about the virus. Call the information line at 877-998-0880, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This free service will connect callers with a person who can answer questions and give facts and information about COVID-19.
All patients and visitors entering Marshfield Medical Center – Neillsville will undergo a brief screening each day to assure that they are healthy and do not have any indicators that suggest they may need further evaluation for Coronavirus upon entering the facility. Please call the nurse line first at 844-342-6276 to have your symptoms triaged, and if you are sick, please stay home. You can also go to our website at www.memorialmedcenter.org and click on the Coronavirus Disease link for more information. However, only certain visitors will be allowed in the hospital as Marshfield Health Systems has established new guidelines for visitors. Only essential visitors are allowed at this time.
There are some changes to Marshfield Medical Center's Hours of Operation. Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield states the hospital services remain open 24/7, with potential modifications to select services. Majority of medical offices will remain open Monday thru Friday. Cancer Care Services remain Monday-Friday. Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville’s hospital services remain open 24/7, with potential modifications to select services. For their clinics, Colby will remain open as a walk-in clinic Monday thru Friday 6:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.; the Greenwood Center is temporarily closed and patients will be redirected to MMC-Neillsville or the Colby Center; the Loyal Center is temporarily closed with patients redirected to Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville. Physical Therapy closed. Occupational health continues to provide pre-employment services 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Snietman Pharmacy's Lobby is closed, but they are still filling prescriptions. Just call 715-743-3500.
Please note, the School District of Neillsville office hours are changing! They will be Monday through Thursday from 6A-4:30PM to better serve everyone.
Those most at risk include the elderly and individuals with compromised immune systems, but younger and healthy people can still contract the virus. The Clark County Health Department recommends that organizations consider canceling any event that could reach a capacity of 10 people or more.
The CDC stated some basic tips to keep yourself and others safe from the coronavirus include washing your hands often, avoid touching your eyes and face, cough/sneeze into your sleeve, clean and disinfect, practice social distancing, stay home if you're sick and wear a face mask if your sick.
You should get tested for the virus if you have fever or respiratory symptoms AND in the past 14 days you either had contact with a known COVID-19 case OR traveled to a country with a Level 2 or Level 3 advisory OR to a community with known spread. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BEFORE GOING TO A CLINIC OR HOSPITAL.
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