( Dalhart, TX) – Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District is taking action to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID – 19), to help keep our community, patients and residents safe. This situation is a day-to-day process; the CDC expects it to be resolved in 4 – 6 weeks.
DHCHD is taking the following steps:
- Visitation restrictions at Coon Memorial Hospital, Coon Memorial Nursing Home, and Legacy Assisted Living following a Texas government mandate.
- If you have any of the following symptoms: sore throat cough, fever, or shortness of breath, and come to the hospital district, you will need to notify the staff and wear a mask. You will be asked to do so.
- If you can manage your symptoms at home, you should do so. Non- medically necessary clinic visits should be postponed until further notice from the hospital district.
- If you come into the ER or clinic, you may be asked to wait in your car and will be contacted when it is time to see your provider.
For most people, the Coronavirus is like the flu or cold. There is no need to panic; however, our goal is to prevent the spread of the virus to the at-risk population. The at-risk populations are babies, elderly, pregnant, and immunity-compromised people.
Decisions about the implementation of community measures will be made by local and state officials, in consultation with federal officials as appropriate, and based on the scope of the outbreak and the severity of illness. Implementation will require extensive community engagement, with ongoing and transparent public health communications. There is no need to stock up on household supplies, as advised by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
DHCHD will be updating the public on changes within our District via KXIT Radio at 94.5 FM, and our Facebook page @coonmemorial, tune in or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a good resource for information regarding the best plan of action for your safety, visit their website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html.
If you have further, questions please feel free to message our Facebook page.