COVID-19 Testing in Our Community
Testing is widely available in our communities. Testing does not increase the amount of disease in the community, but allows for early identification of cases, which can lead to quick isolation to ensure the disease is not passed beyond close contacts. The Benton-Franklin Health District provides FREE testing with no appointment. Use the following links to find additional testing sites close to you:
Occupational Contact Tracing
HPMC OMS is conducting occupational contact tracing- meaning only those close contacts within the workplace. The purpose of contact tracing is to prevent the spread of infectious disease, such as the novel coronavirus. By identifying workers who have been in contact with an infected person, it is possible to reduce the spread of disease at work. The worker may also be contacted by the Benton-Franklin Health District to conduct community and family contact tracing.
- Maintain physical distancing of at least six feet as often as possible- even if wearing a mask.
- Call 376-TEST (376-8378) if you think you may be a close contact; DO NOT walk in to the clinic.
Quarantine and Isolation
Depending on the case, the worker and close contacts may be directed to quarantine or isolate. Quarantine keeps someone who was in close contact with someone who had COVID-19 away from others. Isolation keeps someone who is sick or positive for COVID-19 without symptoms, away from others.
- Workers directed to quarantine by someone other than HPMC OMS need to call 376-TEST (376-8378) as soon as possible to set up a Return to Work phone call appointment. This will ensure a timely and efficient return to work process.
CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheets:
- What You Should Know About COVID-19
- About Face Coverings
- Quarantine vs. Isolation
- Test Results
- If You Are Sick
Contact your doctor if you are sick or if you have concerns about your personal health condition. For questions related to sick leave, telework, and other policies, contact your company’s Human Resources personnel.