Vaccine Update: Bucksport Regional Health Center is contacting our patients 70 and older, from eldest to youngest, to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations. We expect to continue to receive limited quantities of the vaccine. Visit the Maine CDC website or call 2-1-1 to learn about additional options for those 70 and over. Maine CDC website: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines/vaccination-sites
GET TESTED FOR COVID-19
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or would like to request a test, call us before coming to our facility. Dial 469-7371 and press option 6.
The following recommendations from the CDC highlight the precautions you can take to minimize COVID-19 spread. Contact your healthcare provider for additional steps you may need to take. Older adults and those with medical conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer and those who smoke are considered higher risk for developing severe illness.
WEAR A MASK
- Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
- Masks should be worn by people two years and older.
- Masks should NOT be worn by children younger than two, people who have trouble breathing, or people who cannot remove the mask without assistance.
- Wear masks in public settings, at events and gatherings, and anywhere you will be around other people.
PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING
- Keep a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others who do not live in your household.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
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.
- Extra caution with social gatherings, crowds and travel
Certain factors can make public activities more or less risky, such as local infection rates, duration of the activity, whether those around you wear masks and practice safe hand-hygiene and physical distancing, if indoors or outdoors, and your current health/risk factors.
Review the Maine CDC website for current infection rates in Maine, along with up-to-date restrictions and recommendations on travel and other activities.
STAY HOME IF YOU’RE SICK
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick and contact your health care provider via phone before visiting the office.
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.
PREPARING FOR HEALTHCARE NEEDS
Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies (like tissues) to treat fever and other symptoms. Most people will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home.
Have enough household items and groceries on hand so that you’ll be prepared to stay at home for a period of time. The CDC recommends getting a 90-day supply of your medications when able.
If you have pets, be sure to have enough supplies on hand for them as well.
REDUCE THE RISK OF COVID-19 THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
ENDING COVID-19 ISOLATION IN NON-HEALTHCARE SETTINGS
ENDING QUARANTINE AND RETURN TO WORK IF YOU ARE EXPOSED TO COVID-19
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE CONTACT WITH A COVID-19 CASE
WHEN MAINE CDC MAY CALL ABOUT COVID-19
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS