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Safety of our community - we will be giving current information about what is occuring in our community. We have partnered with Shannon Hospital to get information about where to get tested, safety tips, COVID-19 awareness and more.
All the below information and more can be found here.
Shannon COVID-19 hotline
This number is available from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Individuals with questions regarding screening or testing for COVID-19 can call and get connected to a clinical provider who can answer questions and direct them to next steps. This line can also answer questions about other services at Shannon during this time.
Testing for Coronavirus
COVID-19 drive-thru screening and testing
Shannon has a site in downtown San Angelo for drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing.
- Located at the corner of Beauregard and Oakes Street in downtown San Angelo. It is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm.
This site enables patients to drive up and be evaluated in their vehicle by a medical provider. If the provider determines the patient may have COVID-19, according to the criteria set by the CDC, the patient will then be tested on site. Personnel will collect the necessary samples to send off for the test. The patient will then receive instructions regarding self-quarantine and next steps they must take until test results are returned.
There is no cost to the patient, and Shannon is not collecting any money at our testing sites. We are only collecting patient contact and insurance information, similar to any doctor visit.
For more information about screening or testing, call 844-6-SHANNON (844-674-2666).
Self check tool for COVID-19
To help you determine if you need to be screened or tested, use this self-checker tool from the CDC.
How to make a Mask
How to make a mask
The CDC and our local Health Department have issued recommendations that all individuals wear a mask in public settings to further limit the spread and exposure of COVID-19.
Below are links to videos that show how to make a simple mask from materials at home:
Protection Tips from COVID-19
How can I protect myself and my family from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)?
A: There is currently no vaccine to COVID-19 and the best way to prevent the illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. However, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of illness, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 40-60 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touch objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including the novel coronavirus.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of the novel coronavirus to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).
When should I seek emergency care if I am having symptoms of COVID-19?
A: Unless you are experiencing an immediate or life-threatening condition, there is no need to seek emergency care without first contacting your primary healthcare provider. If you have recently traveled from, or been in contact with someone who has recently traveled from China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, or other high-risk countries as identified by CDC, call your primary healthcare provider. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
World Health Organization website