Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown to the population before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. This page provides information about the coronavirus response in our local area.

Are you at risk?
Stay Informed
Precautions
If you feel sick
Additional Resources
Mental Health Resources
Postponements
Visitor Restrictions
Caring for Yourself at Home

Are You at Risk?

  1. Have you traveled internationally within the last 14 days to any areas geographically impacted by COVID-19?
  2. Have you taken an international cruise within the last 14 days?
  3. Have you been in close contact with anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  4. Have you had a fever over 100.4 in the last 24 hours?
  5. Cough?
  6. Sore throat?
  7. Shortness of breath?

If you answered YES to any of questions 1-3 but answered NO to any of questions 4-7, please visit the CDC website for more information or the Iowa Department of Public Health for information on self-quarantine. 

If you answered YES to any of 1-3 and most of 4-7 questions, please call the St. Anthony Emergency Department at (712) 794-5204 or (712) 794-5818.

Precautions

Remember to take everyday preventive actions that are always recommended to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.


Stay Informed

St. Anthony is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and are in close contact with local health authorities. For more information for the public and health care providers on coronavirus, please visit the Centers for Disease Control website.

St. Anthony events and activities have been cancelled or postponed out of an abundance of caution. 

St. Anthony Chief Medical Officer Stresses How Important It Is To Take The Coronavirus Pandemic Seriously
Dr. Kyle Ulveling

Dr. Kyle Ulveling



If You Feel Sick

If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have traveled to China, other areas where the virus is widespread, or were in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the 14 days before you began to feel sick, seek medical care. Before you go to your doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms. 

What To Do if You Are Sick

St. Anthony is now offering telehealth services so patients are able to interact with a St. Anthony provider from the security of their home via phone to determine the best next step for each individual medical situation. Call (712) 792-2222 to schedule your telehealth phone appointment.


Caring For Yourself at Home

10 Things You can Do to Manage Your Health At Home


Dan Fulton, M.D. of McFarland Clinic Infectious Diseases explains why a Coronavirus can be spread so quickly. 

Who is most at risk for COVID-19 Coronavirus? Dan Fulton, M.D. of McFarland Clinic Infectious Disease explains. 


Additional Resources

The Centers for Disease Control is updating its website daily with the latest information and advice for the public: www.cdc.gov

If you have additional questions about the Coronavirus, we ask that you please check with:

Mental Health Resources

Staying Healthy: Mind, Body, & Spirit by St. Anthony Psychiatrist, Amy Canuso, D.O. 

Click here for tips on social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak.

St. Anthony Psychiatrist, Amy Canuso, D.O., visited with John Ryan of Carroll Broadcasting about ways to deal with the stress COVID-19 has had on all of us and how to help those who may be struggling. Click to listen hereAmy Canuso, D.O.