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What to Know About COVID-19 in Reeves County

Although Texas has relaxed some restrictions, it is important to remain cautious and to take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a serious illness and still remains a threat to the wellbeing of our community. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 50,000 Texans have tested positive for COVID 19, which has taken nearly 1,500 Texas lives.

Because the illness is transmitted primarily from person to person, social distancing is one of the most important ways that you can limit your risk of getting ill or spreading the virus. Many of those who are infected with COVID-19 can be infectious for several days before experiencing symptoms.

Steps to limit the spread of the virus include limiting time spent in public to necessary tasks such as buying food and medicine, washing your hands frequently and ensuring things are properly cleaned.

Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Those who have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 are also asked to seek medical advice.

If you suspect you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing any symptoms, you should not go directly to the hospital or clinic but rather call your healthcare provider or the Pecos Valley Rural Health clinic first to determine whether you should be tested. Testing is currently available in the community for those who meet certain medical criteria, as evaluated by the hospital's medical team.

Don't Delay the Healthcare Services You Need

It is more important than ever to ensure that you are in good health. The medical teams at the hospital and the Pecos Valley Rural Health Clinic are ready to care for you and your family.

Delaying the healthcare services you need puts your wellbeing at risk. You can take comfort knowing that the hospital and clinic are open and providing the medical care you need.

Sanitation has always been a priority at RCHD, but we have taken extra steps to ensure that the hospital and clinic are clean and safe for you and our staff.

In Reeves County, the Pecos Valley Rural Health Clinic is a convenient choice for families with busy schedules. Appointments can be scheduled for a number of services, including immunizations, comprehensive adolescent and adult health, Medicare screenings, women's health care, obstetrics and annual wellness exams. Telemedicine appointments, using your computer or cell phone, are also available for some types of visits.

To learn more about local healthcare services or to schedule an appointment at the Pecos Valley Rural Health Clinic, please call 432-447-056.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.

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