April 12, 2021

Stevens County Times

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SCMC COVID-19 Update

The unprecedented nature of COVID-19 requires us at Stevens Community Medical Center to navigate this pandemic day-by-day, and hour-by-hour. Please know, SCMC is taking this very seriously and has the utmost regard for the safety and health of our patients, staff and community members. 

Based on the guidelines set by the MDH and CDC, Stevens Community Medical Center is not allowing visitors at this time. In addition, we are limiting access into the building. 

Patients should call our hotline number at 320-349-1113 if they are concerned about COVID-19 where a nurse will ask the appropriate questions and advise on the best plan of action. SCMC has set up an area for medical screening exams specifically for COVID-19 and patients are encouraged to call the hotline number before presenting to the clinic. The main entrance on South Street is where everyone should enter, with the exception for ER visits. You will be greeted at that time and screened. 

Symptoms we are screening for are fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath and other respiratory symptoms. If you are scheduled for a planned visit and you have any of these symptoms please call before you come in.

This will help prevent the spread of these respiratory symptoms. Our advice based on all of the guidelines are to stay home if you are sick. Continue to wash your hands and cover your cough.  

These precautionary measures are to ensure the safety of our staff and patients.