City of Carlsbad update: Please do not avoid medical care when required

Dale Janway
Mayor, City of Carlsbad
Released 6:17 PM EDT May 7, 2020

If you are feeling ill, call your doctor. If there is an emergency situation, call 911 or visit the ER. Our local healthcare service providers have actually expressed their growing issue that lots of people have been unwilling to seek advice from an expert today, due to fear and confusion over COVID-19. Postponing necessary medical treatment can only make the scenario much worse.There’s a lot

of really understandable confusion right now, however please don’t be afraid to seek medical help when you require it.Members of our medical community have procedures in location to make sure you stay safe.It is worth noting that there are no COVID-19 clients presently hospitalized in Eddy County, though one patient from Carlsbad stays hospitalized elsewhere and stays in all of our prayers. We require to always keep in mind not to get so captured up in looking at numbers that we forget that all individuals affected are our buddies and next-door neighbors. Furthermore, regional medical facilities have started resuming treatments that had actually previously been postponed

. Teleconferencing remains an option for individuals who feel more comfy doing so.Artesia General Hospital’s Urgent Care Clinic in Carlsbad has actually also resumed. Before it resumed, the 26 people who was available in contact with the COVID-positive staff member were checked, and all of them tested negative.The center itself was completely decontaminated prior to resuming. On a continuous basis, all workers involved in patient care are required to record their temperature twice per shift and to self-monitor and go house for any signs of health problem. Further, proper PPE is used in all patient encounters as a means of securing both team member and patients.We have been speaking once a week with Carlsbad Medical Center and appreciate all of the information Cathy Hibbs and the staff at CMC provide to us about what is going on. The information they have shared with us shows that COVID-19 transmission in the

northeast and southeast parts of the state continues to diminish, while the health scenario in San Juan and McKinley Counties, to the northwest, stays serious.Our Carlsbad Police Department has actually been doing a great job assisting at “birthday parades”whenever they can. This has actually been a really favorable advancement, and we understand it is highly appreciated in our neighborhood. Naturally, members of our cops department do have

to react to emergency situation calls, so we value everyone’s understanding if there are last minute modifications. Mentioning birthdays– delighted birthday to Martha Hinds, who turned 99 on Thursday at Lakeview. We took turns wishing Martha in a call from city hall.With the state’s new mask law in impact, some people have actually been asking us concerns about masks. One extremely dedicated group of volunteers who have been providing masks to very first responders said they are also working to help locally-owned little organisations. Please finish the type at to request assistance.The group has likewise requested experienced seamstresses or drains to contact them, as they might utilize some additional assistance. Contact info is offered at the link above. Furthermore, members of the group are hosting a”Do It Yourself”class mentor you how to make masks at 5:30 p.m. Friday through the”Develop Art, Cultivate Delight” project. You can check it out at is eager to get outside, which is terrific, but please bear in mind the fact that it is fire season today. The Lincoln National park has actually raised the fire danger rating to high. Please inspect the Forest Service’s web page for additional details while enjoying our nearby outdoors.Dale Janway Mayor, City of Carlsbad Released 6:17 PM EDT May 7, 2020

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