Health fairs cancelled because of caution over virus
The Health Wagon announced this afternoon that it has cancelled the annual community health fairs scheduled for March 12 and 13.
The events are cancelled due to precautionary measures regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to a press release.
Ballad Health will continue to be present on Thursday, March 12 in Clintwood at Valley View Freewill Baptist Church to do scheduled mammograms by appointment only. Individuals with a Friday mammogram appointment can be seen there on Thursday.
The Health Wagon and Appalachian Miles for Smiles will continue to be present on Thursday, March 12 in Clintwood at Valley View Freewill Baptist Church to do ultrasounds and dental.
Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, fatigue, cough, sore throat, runny nose, difficulty breathing (severe cases). Ballad Health has established a call center for people to contact if they are experiencing mild symptoms and wish to speak to a healthcare professional. The hotline is active 24/7 and the number is 1-833/822-5523.
Recommendations: Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds vigorously, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing and after using the restroom. Always wash your hands before preparing food or eating. Avoid touching your face, especially nose and eyes. Stay home if you are feeling ill or sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw that tissue away.
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