Health Advisory: CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19)
Date: May 15, 2020
Contact: Millinocket Regional Hospital Patient Concerns — 207-723-7233
As of May 15, 2020, Maine has identified a total of 1,603 cases of COVID-19. The distribution of these cases by county are as follows:
Additional COVID-19 data and statistics can be found here.
We’re closely monitoring this situation and will provide updates as new information becomes available.
If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19:
call our COVID-19 hotline at (207) 447-4190.
An MRH provider will be available SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, 8AM – 5PM, to answer your questions and help determine the proper treatment path.
The triage line will help us to sort patient needs quickly and get them the information and care that they need in a way that is most safe for all.
MRH IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO VISITORS
Effective immediately 3/19/2020: All entry to Millinocket Regional Hospital must be through the main entrance on the upper level. An alternate entry point is the lower level Somerset Street entrance, open Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm only. Employees and patients will be screened upon entry, including obtaining temperature and a check for respiratory symptoms.
If you believe you may have been exposed or are otherwise showing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your provider.
MRH is actively preparing for a potential outbreak in our community. Learn more in our letter to MRH family and friends.
April 27, 2020
We’ve been hearing some buzz that some people in our community believe we are in the clear in terms of the coronavirus in the Katahdin Region. Unfortunately, this is simply not true.
While Maine is in kind of a steady state in terms of new COVID cases, the Katahdin Region is not. Our overall numbers are relatively low in the tri-town area, but they continue to rise by a couple of patients each day.
There are now between 10 and 15 confirmed positive COVID cases in the Katahdin Region.
This should be a wake-up call to the community. COVID-19 is here, and this is not the time to relax the pandemic guidelines. Rather, we need to ramp them up.
We must all be strongly committed to social distancing, mask use, hand washing, etc. If you have any signs of illness, please isolate yourself. These simple precautions will help protect us all.
Our goal is to keep everyone in our community healthy. We’ll do our part— but we need you to do yours.
Stay well. Be vigilant. We’ll get through this together!
The best way to prevent infections is to avoid exposure. To that end, the CDC recommends these steps:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, especially when out in public
- Avoid contact with people who are sick and stay home if you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away
- Clean and disinfect “high touch” areas in your surroundings frequently using regular household cleaning spray or wipes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend the general public wear a mask to prevent COVID-19. Stocking up on masks could create a shortage for healthcare facilities, making it more difficult to safely care for patients.