March 18th, 2020
RE: Information for Local Employers
Mountrail County Medical Center is dedicated to caring for our community. We are asking our local employers to be extremely flexible with their employees that may fall ill.
Please DO NOT direct your employees to the Mountrail County Medical Center for a work note/work release. Mountrail County Medical Center remains committed to following guidelines from the CDC and ND Dept of Health. We recommend all sick employees quarantine at home for at least 5 days and up to 14 days. Providers at MCMC will not provide clearance to return to work prior to a 14 day quarantine, again taking into consideration information being filtered through the CDC and ND Department of Health.
Employees that you feel need to be seen at MCMC **MUST CALL THE RURAL HEALTH CLINIC IN ADVANCE** to allow our nurses to triage each case individually. 701-628-2505
At this time, testing for COVID-19 type illness is being offered to those patients with severe symptoms or risk factors for severe disease. The majority of patients with COVID-19 like symptoms can be managed safely at home, without the need for medical care.
Employees with severe symptoms, namely trouble breathing, should report to the Emergency Department as usual.
Employees should be symptom free before returning to work.
Thank you for your attention in this matter,