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Last modified on January 14, 2021 @ 04:23 pm

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Our unified approach

The Watertown Area Task Force was established in March 2020 in response to the pandemic. Representatives from county, city, school,  business industry, and healthcare organizations are a part of the Watertown Area Task Force; furthermore, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is actively working with the South Dakota Department of Health (SD DOH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other entities.

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How to Protect Yourself & Others

  • Wash your hands often
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact
    • Outside your home: Put 6 feet (two adult arms' length) of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
    • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
    • Masks 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.
    • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The mask is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect
  • Monitor your health daily
    • Be aware of coronavirus symptoms
      • 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.
  • Protect your health this flu season
    • Prairie Lakes and local clinics could become overwhelmed treating both patients with flu and patients with COVID-19.
      • This means getting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more important than ever.
    • While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19 there are many important benefits, such as:
      • Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.
      • Getting a flu vaccine can also save healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19.

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