Masking recommendations in health care settings has recently been updated to allow for mask optional situations in health care settings.
For more information about the CDC COVID-19 healthcare personnel guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-recommendations.html
There have been many changes to the shelf life of COVID-19 test kits. It is very likely that the expiration date printed on your test kit may have been extended. Check the most recent FDA extension information here: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/home-otc-covid-19-diagnostic-tests#list
If you have tested positive and need information on isolation or have been notified that you were exposed to someone who tested positive, you can get the most up to date guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about the length of your isolation and testing recommendations here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html
COVID-19 Tool kit
Visit https://www.covid.gov/ for comprehensive information about where you can get the most up to date information on obtaining test kits, masks and treatment for COVID-19.
Rapid Home Test Kits
Rapid COVID-19 test kits are available, free, in our office. Pick them up anytime Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm.
The McDonough County Health Department is now offering bivalent COVID-19 boosters at their walk-in vaccination clinics. The next clinic is scheduled for Thursday October 27, 2022 from 1pm-7pm, and will continue offering vaccination clinics in November, see schedule below
Check your booster availability at: CDC’s Vaccine Booster information page