Prairie County annouces Coronavirus Preparations

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Prairie County annouces Coronavirus Preparations

The toilet paper aisle at Wal-Mart in Miles City had been emptied by 5 p.m. Monday as shoppers stock up in the event of a quarantine due to the Covid-19 virus. The shelves remained empty at lunchtime Tuesday.

Prairie County annouces Coronavirus Preparations

Prairie County entities such as the Public Health Department, Prairie County Hospital District, Prairie County Disaster and Emergency Services and law enforcement are preparing personnel for possible Coronavirus cases that may be present here in Prairie County.

An incident command team is being formed to meet and discuss where and how to isolate or transfer people with risks and symptoms.

“We are preparing for a worsecase scenario, and hopefully, if we are prepared, we can do our best to keep things under control,” said Tylene Eaton, Public Health Director for Prairie County Health Department.

The CDC continues to update many materials, including guidance related to people/patients under investigation (PUIs) to appropriate departments, health providers, and healthcare set-tings. More complete guidance is coming soon for the community, our schools, businesses and other settings.

The Prairie County Public Health Department encourages the public to continue to seek information on this virus from reliable sources, such as the CDC, the Prairie County Public Health Department, the Prairie County Hospital District, or even your personal healthcare provider. The health department will continue to provide information to the public as available and pmdent to the situation.