Diagnostic tests -- Beginning Monday, June 1, the drive-up Sky Lakes COVID-19 Test Site outside the Sky Lakes Community Health Education Center will be open 8 a.m. to noon weekdays; it will be closed weekends. The diagnostic (PCR) tests are encouraged for previously symptomatic patients or those with suspected exposure to COVID-19, but any adult can be tested without a provider's order.
Masks required -- Patients and visitors older than 2 are required to wear a mask while at Sky Lakes facilities. Case-by-case exceptions can be made. Wearing masks has been shown to help limit the spread of disease and provide a safe environment for patients, visitors, providers and employees.
Here to help -- Even as we continue to fight COVID-19, Sky Lakes is still here to care for our community in every way, every day. As many people have delayed care during this public health crisis, we want to emphasize we are ready and able to serve you, just as we always have done and will continue to do. Watch a 30-sec. video produced by the American Hospital Association.
Safe shopping -- For many, a trip to the grocery store has become a source of stress. Try practicing these tips from AARP to keep yourself safe from coronavirus.
Sky Lakes Physician Answers COVID-19 Questions
Part II: Sky Lakes physician on variability of COVID-19 effects
Sky Lakes physician on coronavirus and being active.
Dr. Wendy Warren's thoughts on "Physical distancing is a responsibility we all bear".
The Klamath County Public Health provides up-to-date information regarding the respiratory disease.
The current situation in Oregon, according to the Oregon Health Authority.
FAQs from federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the agency's current COVID-19 situation summary.
Learn more about the pandemic's status in Oregon.
Thank you, healthcare heroes! (printable PDF poster)
COVID-19 (coronavirus) resources in Spanish:
COVID-19 Videos in Spanish
How to make a face mask
Sky Lakes CEO Paul Stewart said the potential effects of COVID-19 are "terrifying." His commentary outlines steps people can take to help prevent its spread. Watch the video (3 min.).
Don't sew? Watch this video for instruction on how to make a no sew mask.
What to know about cloth face masks.
A Sky Lakes nurse reinforces the "stay at home" guidance. Watch the 30-second video.
Sky Lakes President and CEO Paul Stewart's updates on what the medical center is doing and what individuals should be doing.
More from Paul Stewart: "We are taking strong actions so we can further 'flatten the curve' of this pandemic and slow the spread of COVID-19. Our best defense against a disastrous spread of this disease is isolating the chances of exposure. Among other things that means social distancing -- a physical distance of at least 6 feet -- and avoiding crowded spaces.
"Be calm and be prudent, but please take this situation very seriously.
The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented but not unexpected, and Sky Lakes will be ready."
Sky Lakes on Tuesday, March 17, tightened visitor restrictions to help slow the spread of the virus. Read more.
A story by the Washington Post explains why outbreaks like this coronavirus spread so quickly.
Coronavirus and COVID-19 myths busted by the WHO.
Print and post the Stop the Spread of Germs poster (PDF).
Patient education: COVID-19 basics (PDF)
Sky Lakes visitation rules, flu testing site information.
For healthcare professionals
Optimizing N95 supplies (PDF)