NOTICE: The above dashboard is updated daily, excluding weekends and holidays. The above numbers are reflective of Coffee Regional Medical Center patients only.

Please check the Georgia DPH Website by clicking HERE for community-wide totals, as there are multiple testing sites throughout Coffee County.

 

How can I be tested for COVID-19?

CRMC Walk-In Clinic

The CRMC Walk-In Clinic,  located at 205 Shirley Avenue in Douglas, offers COVID testing for individuals experiencing COVID-like symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Open 7 days per week 7:30 am – 7:30 pm.

PHONE NUMBER for CRMC WALK-IN CLINIC 912-383-6966

 

MAKO Medical

FREE tests are now readily available through the Georgia Department of Health and the Southeast Georgia Health District via MAKO Medical.  The testing site is located in the Coffee Regional Medical Center parking lot, however, CRMC is not scheduling or handling the testing. Additionally, CRMC will not receive any test results from the MAKO Medical testing site.

This testing site is currently testing Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, and the 1st Saturday of the month 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Times are subject to change, check the link below for the most up-to-date info. 

PHONE NUMBER for MAKO 1-855-473-4374

MAKO provides results within three days of receiving the specimen. You will be notified by MAKO when your results are ready. If you have not heard from MAKO in four days and you believe you have test results in the system, please call us at 919-351-MAKO (6256).

Info from DPH on the COVID-19 testing sites

 

NOTICE: The CDC Recommends all individuals, even those fully vaccinated, wear a mask when indoors in areas of high transmission. Coffee County is currently an area of high transmission.

 

BOOSTER INFORMATION

NEWS ON BOOSTER

 

More info from the CDC:

CDC Guidance COVID 19 Booster Shot

Quarantine & Isolation Guidance

Close Contact Definition

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Watch this short message from Dr. Aris Cochon, one of our front-line physicians and Chief Medical Officer of Coffee Regional Medical Center.

Another educational message on the science behind the vaccine by local orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Barber.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Info

We want you to make an informed decision when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccination. The CDC & hhs.gov offers a lot of guidance including information for those who have already had COVID-19. CLICK HERE to read more.

As of October 29, 2021, there are three vaccines available to protect against COVID-19 disease:

In addition to the weekly vaccination clinics held at Coffee Regional Medical Center, many local pharmacies and large chain pharmacies are offering COVID-19 vaccinations. If you have questions regarding the vaccination, please reach out to your primary care provider.  CLICK HERE TO FIND A VACCINE NEAR YOU

Haga Clic Aquí para Obtener Información Sobre Vacunas en Español

COVID-19 Vaccine Packet

If you are interested in receiving the vaccination, see the information below.  

Additional Information on COVID-19 vaccine:

 

FAQ’s about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Click Here for FAQ’s from hhs.gov

 

Preguntas queue see hacen con frecuencia acerca de la vacuna contra el Covid-19

Haga clic aquí para obtener más información

 

NEWS from the Department of Public Health:

News from the Georgia Department of Public Health

 

DPH COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout plan

DPH Vaccine info

 

Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet

Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet

Call Center – 1-866-MODERNA (1-866-663-3762) – available 24/7

 

Pfizer Fact Sheet

Pfizer Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers_Final_2.25.2021

Pfizer Fact Sheet for Recipients COVID-19 Vaccine SPANISH

 

Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) Fact Sheet

Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient fact sheet

Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient fact sheet SPANISH

 

V-Safe After Vaccination Health Checker – brought to you by the CDC

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that checks in on you after your COVID-19 vaccination.

If you got vaccinated in the last 6 weeks, you can participate in v-safe!

All you need is your smartphone and information about the COVID-19 vaccine you received. This information can be found on your vaccination record card. If you cannot find your card, please contact your healthcare provider.

Click Here to Sign-Up for V-Safe

Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics

It is important to note that if you are diagnosed with COVID-19 there are treatments known as monoclonal antibody therapeutics that have proven to lessen the effects of the virus. Monoclonal antibody therapeutics are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful pathogens such as viruses. Monoclonal antibodies treatments are given to help treat patients with COVID-19.   They have been shown to reduce severe illness, hospitalization, and risk of death and have been effective against the new Delta variant. Coffee Regional Medical Center offers this treatment and currently has Regeneron in stock. This treatment is most effective when administered early in the infection process so please contact your family physician or healthcare provider as soon as you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to discuss this treatment option in more detail, even if you are not experiencing severe symptoms. This is administered as an IV infusion on an out-patient basis at Coffee Regional and takes approximately 1 hour to administer. The monoclonal antibody therapeutics requires a physician’s order and is being administered by CRMC on an outpatient basis.

The national map below displays those locations that have received shipments of monoclonal antibody therapeutics under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) authority, within the past several weeks.  The monoclonal antibody treatments Bamlanivimab (made by Eli Lilly and Company) and the therapeutic cocktail Casirivimab/Imdevimab (made by Regeneron) are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful pathogens such as viruses. Monoclonal antibody treatments are given to help treat patients with COVID-19.

Although monoclonal antibody therapeutic treatments have been shipped nationwide, shipment locations are displayed for those States that have opted to have their locations displayed on this public website.  Individuals in other states should contact their local/regional health authorities for additional information on monoclonal antibody therapeutic treatments.

IMPORTANT: This data is based on shipments reported by the distributor, and there s not a guarantee of availability at Coffee Regional.  Locations that received fewer than 5 courses of treatment are not displayed.  These therapeutics must be used under the terms of the EUA for appropriate patients.  They have not been approved by the FDA, only approved for emergency use authorization (EUA). Data displayed on the linked page (below) is for informational purposes only for clinicians and patients.

FAQ’s about Monoclonal Antibodies for Consumers

PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES SOBRE ANTICUERPOS MONOCLONALES PARA CONSUMIDORES

Click Here for a Map of Locations Offering COVID-19 Therapeutic Treatments (Donde se ofrecen tratamientos con anticuerpos monoclonales?)

 

What is the coronavirus & COVID-19?

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that can cause illness in animals and humans. Some coronaviruses commonly circulate in the United States and usually cause upper respiratory symptoms such as cough or runny nose, although some can cause more serious illness. The 2019 novel (new) coronavirus causes the illness coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This spread began in China in late 2019, hence the name COVID-19.

What do I do if I suspect that I have been exposed to COVID-19?

If you suspect that you or a loved one has been exposed to coronavirus and you are showing correlating symptoms of COVID-19, please take these measures. Tests are now readily available for those experiencing symptoms at the CRMC Walk-In Clinic, the Mako Medical tent in the CRMC parking lot, and other providers and pharmacies in the community. Unless you take a rapid test, once tested, there is an approximate 48-72 hours turnaround time on this test, therefore it is very important for the individual to self-quarantine until test results are returned.  Be prepared to treat the common symptoms of COVID-19 which include fever, cough, and respiratory congestion. For additional questions concerning the test by the GDPH call 1-855-473-4374.

It is important to emphasize that if you are experiencing trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face please report to your nearest Emergency room or call 911.  There could be other serious side effects so if you have any troubling symptoms consult your medical provider ASAP. Be sure to make all those who come into contact with you of your suspected condition so they can take precautions to not contract the possible COVID-19.

What are the symptoms?

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list is not all-inclusive so please contact your physicians’ office with additional symptoms that may be concerning to you.

*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses, according to the cdc.gov website. Additional symptoms may be present with the abovementioned and not all symptoms may be present.

For more information from the CDC info on Symptoms, Testing, and a Self-Checker Questionnaire, click here Symptoms & Testing

Guidance on returning to work after a COVID-19 Positive Diagnosis

CDC guidance on when its safe to return to work

How to properly wear a surgical mask

How to Wear a Surgical Mask CRMC

For more CDC Face Mask Information CLICK HERE

The Latest from the CDC

Guidelines for protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19 continue to evolve. To ensure you are following the latest findings and news releases from the CDC.

CLICK HERE for the latest news from the CDC.

Tips to Keep Children Healthy while School is Out

The CDC has created a very informative webpage that includes information on how to protect children from getting sick, symptoms children may have, and more. Click the link below to find out more.

CDC’s Tips on Keeping Kids Healthy

What to do if you are sick.

If you suspect you have been exposed or if someone in your home suspects they have been exposed and are told to self-isolate, please read these very important guidelines below from the CDC.

Info If You Are Sick

What if someone in your home is told to self-isolate or suspects they may be sick?

Guidance to Prevent the Spread in Your Home

Travel Plans?

Find the CDC guidelines on travel here: Traveling Guidelines from CDC

FAQ

How do I protect myself from contracting COVID-19?   Following the 3 W’s will help keep you safe. Wear a mask.  This is important when you are away from home and in public, indoor spaces including retail stores and restaurants. Washing your hands often with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Watch your distance. Practice social distancing measures and keep at least a 6-foot distance between you and others especially when you must be around others not living in your household. Do not go to public places without taking full precautions by wearing a mask and being prepared to disinfect surfaces or your hands after you have touched public surfaces. Remaining at home as much as possible and avoiding these public places will be very helpful in protecting yourself and slowing the spread of the virus.

How long does the virus survive on surfaces? It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including the COVID-19 virus) may survive on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with a simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others.

Who is at risk of developing severe illness? While we are still learning about how COVID-2019 affects people, older persons and persons with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer, or diabetes) appear to develop serious illness more often than those without underlying health issues.

How do I know if I am getting true and reliable information?  This is very important as we have seen multiple reports, locally, of incorrect and non-factual information. Keep an eye on the CRMC Facebook page for updates from the hospital. Obtaining your information from an accurate source will ensure you have correct and up-to-date information. These websites are the best sources for accurate information:  https://dph.georgia.gov/   and  https://www.cdc.gov/

Additional resources:

Southeast Georgia Health District link of helpful information

https://www.sehdph.org/covid-19/

The Daily Status Report by the Georgia Department of Public Health

Ga Dept of Public Health Daily Status Report

CDC Guidelines on Critical Workers

Critical Workers Guidelines (updated)

CDC: COVIDView – a weekly surveillance summary of U.S. COVID-19 activity. The report is updated each Friday.

COVIDView

Click below for tips on washing your hands.

CoronaVirus_Handwashing_Final_3.3

Georgia Department of Health General Information & steps you should take if you suspect COVID-19

https://dph.georgia.gov/document/document/covid-19-general-information-factsheet/download

What to do if you are sick with COVID-19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

Ten ways to care for yourself at home if you have respiratory symptoms related to COVID-19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/10Things.pdf

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins Global Cases Map

Guidance for Employers from the Georgia Department of Public Health

https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-businesses-and-employers

Print Resources from the Centers for Disease Prevention & Control

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html