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Coronavirus News and Announcements

Social Activities & COVID-19 Risk Levels

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
You may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. It is important to understand potential risks and adopt prevention measures to protect yourself and reduce the spread of COVID-19.  There is no way to ensure zero risk of COVID-19 infection for individuals in their…

Community Briefings: Watertown Area Task Force

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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.   …

Direct Access Antibody Tests at Prairie Lakes

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) now offers direct access IgG Antibody Testing for the virus associated with COVID-19. It is only advised for people who believe they had COVID-19 at a minimum of 8–10 days ago. This test is not intended to be used to diagnose a current infection of COVID-19.…

Limited Visitor Policy

Friday, June 19, 2020
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is dedicated to deliver safe care. Additional policies and measures were enacted this spring due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a No Visitor Policy. Prairie Lakes is confident that a Limited Visitor Policy can now take affect while continuing to protect staff…

Mindful of Mental Health for Seniors

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
May is Mental Health Month “The Prairie Lakes (CCU) critical care unit not only cares for the critical physical needs within our community, but also the mental and emotional needs experienced by the unbiased age or race of those we serve.   As a critical care staff, it is important to…

Practicing COVID-19 Guidelines

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Businesses are opening but that doesn’t mean that COVID-19 is no longer a threat. The recommendations from the CDC should still be followed by our community. It is important that everyone follows these guidelines so that we are able to keep our businesses open. Everyone Should Wash your hands often…

Antibody Tests at Prairie Lakes

Thursday, May 07, 2020
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) now offers antibody testing for the virus associated with COVID-19 for patients. An order from a patient’s healthcare provider is required.  It is only advised for people at least 10 days after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms or 10 days since exposure to individuals with…

Resuming Elective Procedures in Watertown at Prairie Lakes Featured

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
In the very near future Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) will resume elective surgical procedures as part of a closely watched return to business plan aligned with the Governor’s “Back to Normal Plan” announced today. PLHS’s staff members are trained to keep all patients safe and prevent the spread of…

COVID-19 Codington County Hotline

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
This hotline is suspended starting Friday, June 26 at 9 pm until a need arises in our community. Thank you, volunteers! Please contact your primary care clinic with questions. View  various clinic hours here.  Who is the hotline for?  Individuals who have medical questions or concerns about COVID-19. Those who…

Delivery Service Launches for High Risk Individuals

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
This service is suspended beginning Friday, June 26 at 9 pm until a need arises again. Thank you, volunteers!   Volunteers with the Watertown Area Task Force are helping individuals at high risk for a COVID-19 infection stay safe. Definition of high-risk (from the CDC): Over the age of 65…
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