Sioux County, like most of the rest of the country, is experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
There are a number of things you can do to help reduce the spread and severity of illness in our community. Community Health Partners, Hawarden Regional Health, Hegg Health Center, Orange City Area Health System, Sioux Center Health, and Promise Community Health Center urge you to:
- Get Vaccinated. The single most important tool we have is the vaccine, which is highly effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death. If you have questions about the vaccine, please call and ask your medical provider. Vaccine is widely available in Sioux County and is offered at no cost to you.
- Get Tested. If you or a loved one are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, get tested as soon as possible. Symptoms may include coughing, shortness of breath, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell. Testing is widely available and free testing is available.
- Seek Treatment. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, you may be able to reduce the severity of your symptoms and prevent bad outcomes by seeking treatment before your symptoms become severe. Talk to your health care provider about treatment options.
- Don’t spread it. If you have COVID-19 like symptoms and are waiting for test results, please stay home and away from others until you have results. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, please follow guidelines for staying home to prevent others from becoming ill.
For vaccination, testing, and other information about COVID-19 in Sioux County visit www.siouxcovid.org or call Community Health Partners (712) 737-2971 or call your local medical provider.