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Scott County Vaccination Tiers
When To Quarantine


THE IMPORTANCE OF WEARING A CLOTH FACE COVERING and HAND SANITIZING FOR MASS

  • CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings, including church, and when around people who don’t live in your household.
  • Please don your face covering after properly hand sanitizing prior to entry into the church building.
  • Sign in using a “clean” pen or tell the recorder your first and last name upon entry for the purpose of contact tracing. Contact tracing is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and helps keep you, your family, and our community safe.
  • Cloth face coverings are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice.
  • The cloth face covering is only effective when fully covering your nose and mouth.
  • Cloth face coverings should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 years old.
  • PLEASE keep your face covering on until the person distributing the Eucharist is 6 feet or more away
  • from you. Then, you may remove your face covering using one hand while consuming the host with the other. Immediately replace your face covering.
  • Once outside, you may remove your face covering as long as you maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more from those outside of your household.
  • Cloth face coverings should be laundered regularly.

*To prevent the further spread of disease, people who had contact with someone with COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home and maintain social distance (at least 6 feet) from others until 14 days after their last exposure to a person with COVID-19.

RECOMMENDATIONS BY CDC (October 2020)

Duration of isolation and precautions

a. For most persons with COVID-19 illness, isolation and precautions can generally be discontinued 10 days after symptom onset 1  and resolution of fever for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications, and with improvement of other symptoms. i. A limited number of persons with severe illness may produce replication-competent virus beyond 10 days that may warrant extending duration of isolation and precautions for up to 20 days after symptom onset; consider consultation with infection control experts. b. For persons who never develop symptoms, isolation and other precautions can be discontinued 10 days after the date of their first positive RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 RNA.

Vaccines

See Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination for answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 Vaccines.


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Chamber Publishes Online Resource Guide for Working Parents

COVID-19 continues to create daily challenges for many Quad Citizens. To assist parents who may be working additional hours or have children learning from home, the Quad Cities Chamber has created an online resource guide. The guide is intended to help working parents gain access to childcare, remote learning support for their online-only students and mental health services to manage the stress and anxiety of balancing work while helping their children succeed in school. You can access the online guide here.

SELF-QUARANTINE GUIDELINES FROM CDC (10-20-20)

WHEN TO QUARANTINE

Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.


Quarantine or isolation: What's the difference?

Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others.

Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their home.

Who needs to quarantine?

People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19—excluding people who have had COVID-19 within the past 3 months.


People who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to 3 months as long as they do not develop symptoms again. People who develop symptoms again within 3 months of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms.


What counts as close contact?

  • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
  • You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
  • You shared eating or drinking utensils
  • They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you

Stay home and monitor your health

  • Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19
  • Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19
  • If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19


Update COVID-19 Information (July 1st, 2020)


Additional Information from the parish nurse regarding COVID-19 can be found here

COVID-19 Information (April 9th, 2020)

Dear Parishioners,

There's a saying that comes to mind during this unprecedented time: "never worry alone." This idiom is meant to encourage each other to express our concerns and to let one another know how we can best support each other during challenging times. When we act on this sentiment, our congregation can grow closer and our anxieties may even subside. In the wake of COVID-19, we know there are many people who are experiencing different levels of anxiety. Well, I'm here to tell you that you don't have to worry alone. I've compiled a list of resources to help you take care of yourself and others during this time. And, as we keep socially connected by means of phone calls, notes and cards, Zoom calls, Facebook messaging and Facetime, while practicing "social distancing", I hope these resources will help you think through what matters most to you when it comes to the care you may need. Use these resources to help you talk about this with those who matter most to you. I hope these resources put your heart at ease just a little bit more, and I wish you good health; BODY, MIND and SPIRIT.

Be Well,

Jennifer Hildebrand, Parish Nurse (563) 370-4412 kjhildebrand@windstream.net

Emergency Resources

  • Disaster Distress Helpline (SAMHSA) Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Link) Call 800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline
  • Crisis Textline (Link) Text TALK to 741741
  • Veterans Crisis Line (VA) Call 800-273-8255 or text 838255

Mental Health Resources

  • https://www.nami.org/covid-19
  • NAMI Iowa is offering a free and confidential mental health resource line for children and adults. The NAMI Iowa non-crisis resource line is available by calling (515) 254-0417.

Additional Resources

Coronavirus Resources

Coronavirus and Children

  • How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
    An article that offers a list of ways you can talk to your kids about the coronavirus. This article is intended to help you introduce a challenging topic to your children in a simple way that they can easily digest.
  • How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
    So what should you tell kids about the coronavirus, and how? This article shares tips from a pediatrician, two psychologists, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and a safety expert.

Managing Stress and Anxiety