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Protect Yourself from COVID-19
Staying at home is your best protection.
COVID-19 is now spreading in our community.
Our country is experiencing widespread cases in 11 states and counting, straining hospitals to capacity.
Working together as a community, we can prevent this from happening here.
Avoid travelling outside of the Appalachian Highlands region and limit visitors from outside the area – especially from known COVID-19 hotspots.
Are you sick?
If you’re sick, stay home.
If a family member is sick, keep them home.
Call Ballad Health Nurse Connect at 833-822-5523.
- Groups of more than 10
- People who are sick, sneezing or coughing
And keep a distance of six feet in any smaller gatherings.
Wear a mask
To help protect our community from COVID-19, you should wear a handmade cloth mask in public.
Washing your hands is your best defense to prevent exposure to this virus.
Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds – especially after sneezing or touching your face, mouth, nose or eyes.
And please try not touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
An alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used as an alternative, but handwashing is your best defense.
Think you might have COVID-19?
Just select “COVID-related visit” on the scheduling form and follow the steps to find a testing location near you.
Or call 833-822-5523 to be screened. This Ballad Health Nurse Connect line is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can also use this Coronavirus Screening Tool to help determine if you or a loved one need to seek medical care.
More coronavirus information can be found on our COVID-19 page.
Or follow us on social media to keep up-to-date on Ballad Health’s response.