Information on COVID-19

Please call ahead if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

Updates from MRHS:

  • MRHS is requesting the community to consider donating their USED or UNUSED masks if you have some sitting at home. Mask supplies are running low, and we need to help ensure protection to patients and staff. There will be a drop-off box in the front entrance.
  • Starting June 4th, MRHS is allowing one visitor per patient per day in outpatient and inpatient.

Stay Calm and Stay Home

MRHS has been working closely with the SD Department of Health and following CDC guidelines in the prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus. The number one thing local community members can currently do regarding the COVID-19 is remain calm and utilize preventative measures.

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. The risk may change daily. MRHS is partnering with health officials to monitor and evaluate this situation. The latest updates are available on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 website.

Currently in our community, we are seeing cases of the seasonal flu. The Coronavirus has similar symptoms; cough, fever, and shortness of breath (see below for updated list of symptoms). If you need to schedule an appointment with a Provider, please let the scheduler know your symptoms. Upon entering the building, you will see signs posted and will have to go through a check point.

If you have these symptoms

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

OR have been in contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Call before you enter our facility.

COVID-19 Self-Screening Tool

Now Offering Virtual Appointment Options

We understand the importance to stay home to flatten the COVID-19 curve, so we are now temporarily offering a VIRTUAL VISIT APPOINTMENT option so you can see a medical professional in the comfort of your own home. Virtual appointments are not available for all types of appointments, so we suggest you call and ask if this is an option. This service will be offered through Zoom.

Virtual Appointment Instructions

Installing Zoom

Joining a Meeting on Zoom - iPhone, iPad, or Android

Joining a Meeting on Zoom - Windows Computer

MRHS is Requesting Fabric Surgical Masks

MRHS is requesting donations from anyone who is able and capable to create fabric surgical masks. MRHS staff and patients are grateful for any donations we receive. There is a nation-wide shortage of surgical masks and MRHS is trying its best to protect current supplies. Many examples of fabric surgical masks are available on the internet. Below is a link for a preferable example.

Example of Fabric Surgical Mask (PDF)

The most beneficial prototype includes:

  • double-layered cotton or cotton blend that gives us the ability to insert a filter
  • contains elastic that can go around the ears

Drop-Off Information:

  • Front of MRHS (give to triage nurse)
  • 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday

For any question, please call MRHS administration at 605-256-8604.

It is always important to follow infection prevention measures to minimize the spread of infections.

These measures include:

  • Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing and dispose of any tissue in the trash immediately. If you find yourself coughing or sneezing without the benefit of a tissue, please cover your cough or sneeze with your arm rather than your hand.
  • Wash your hands, thoroughly and often, with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers in between washing your hands and when soap and water are not available.
  • Clean high touch areas in your environment including cellphones, computers, light switches, and door knobs.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Social Distancing (detailed below).

An effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 illness, MRHS recommends "social distancing" as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Click Here for Information on Social Distancing

Keep Informed

In the event the Coronavirus becomes a Pandemic, MRHS has a pandemic plan and works closely with other local and State agencies. We encourage the public to get their information about COVID-19 from credible sources, such as the CDC and SD Department of Health, and not spread misinformation.

Here are some links to follow to keep up-to-date:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html https://doh.sd.gov/news/Coronavirus.aspx

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