Coronavirus News and Announcements

Delta Variant, COVID-19

Tuesday, September 07, 2021
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
Delta is currently the predominant variant of the virus in the United States. According to the CDC, the Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than earlier forms of the virus that causes COVID-19. It might cause more severe illness than previous strains in unvaccinated people. Vaccines Vaccines continue to reduce a person’s…

COVID Vaccine Details and Locations

Tuesday, September 07, 2021
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
At Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, our mission is to make a positive difference in the health of the patients and communities we serve. We encourage those who are eligible to receive a COVID vaccine. All COVID vaccines are carefully evaluated in clinical trials and are authorized or approved only if…

COVID Testing Facilities

Tuesday, September 07, 2021
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
Who should get tested for current infection People who have symptoms of COVID-19. Most people who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19. Fully vaccinated people should be tested 3-5 days following a known exposure to someone…

Video - Media Briefing on COVID Vaccine

Monday, January 25, 2021
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
The briefing starts at the 5:30 minute mark.  Hear from Mayor Caron and local healthcare leaders regarding the status of the COVID vaccine distribution as of January 25, 2021. Presenters: Mayor Sarah Caron K.C. DeBoer, President and CEO, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System  Dr. Dan Rieffenberger, Brown Clinic  Cindy Mydland, Director…

COVID Vaccine Arrives to Watertown

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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This day will forever be marked as the day Watertown received the  COVID vaccine. Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has worked with the South Dakota Department of Health for several months in preparation of the vaccine and will begin dispersing the vaccine throughout the region during phase 1.  Even though vaccinations…

Tips for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
Everyone Can Make the Holidays Safer Gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. If you plan on hosting friends and family, follow these tips to make your holiday safer. Hosting a Gathering: Limit the number of guests.…

Staff Working Closely to Treat Influx of Patients

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
As the number of COVID cases continues to climb across South Dakota, healthcare providers have remained on the frontlines dealing with the terrible effects the pandemic has left on family and friends. As of Monday afternoon, there were 18,139 active cases of COVID within the state, many of those cases…

Limited Visitor Policy

Wednesday, November 04, 2020
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After a very long year we are finally at a point where we feel confident we can begin to make some changes to bring us back to our new normal. We recognize that family member, caretaker, and visitor support is important to our patients. Prairie Lakes Healthcare System leadership is…

Community Briefings: Watertown Area Task Force

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
Representatives from vital city and county organizations have unified to provide the community coronavirus updates. The current state changes rapidly, and this task force encourages our community to stay updated with reputable information through updates like the briefings below and education from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  October…

KXLG Interview with Dr. Senne

Friday, October 02, 2020
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
Dr. Senne, Pulmonologist interviewed with Troy VanDusen this week regarding the current status of COVID in our community.  Click Here to Listen
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