COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AT MCB
We know you have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccination process. We will be updating this page often so that you can be informed of when you can get your vaccine!
COVID-19 UPDATES FROM MEDICAL CENTER BARBOUR
12/23/2020 at 2:00PM
There have been 71 hospital admissions total due to COVID-19 at Medical Center Barbour as of 12/23/2020.
We will be updating this information often to keep our community informed and up-to-date on this pandemic. If you'd like to see live updates of on COVID-19 in every county of Alabama, click the button below.
As always, we are proud to be here for you.
COVID-19 RESPONSE FROM THE
CITY OF EUFAULA
The City of Eufaula has also set up some information on the SeeClickFix app. Simply download the app to your smartphone and perform a location search for Eufaula, Alabama to see valuable information such as the list of Alabama counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases, information about school breakfast and lunch pick ups, and a list of local businesses that are still open during the pandemic.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM COVID-19
From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Know How it Spreads
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Take Steps to Protect Yourself
Clean Your Hands Often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid Close Contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.
This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
Do not gather in groups.
Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
Take steps to protect others
Stay at home if you are sick
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
Clean and disinfect
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Monitor Your Health
Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. This is especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet.
Take your temperature if symptoms develop. Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
THANK YOU FROM MEDICAL CENTER BARBOUR!
Thank you so much to every business and organization who has donated goods and services to our hospital! We are so appreciative of your thoughtfulness and generosity!