Our Statement on COVID-19
Updated 09:00 p.m. October 20, 2020 | Please encourage your friends and family to follow the guidelines we have put out on Facebook and our website to help slow the spread in our community. Read more…
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms and believe you need testing, call one of Singing River Health System’s Medical Clinics.
Stop the Spread, Call Ahead! STAY HOME and CALL US FIRST. Singing River Medical Clinics offer COVID-19 testing 7-days a week and can answer your questions, screen over the phone, and help you with the next steps in your plan of care.
What To Do If You Suspect You May Be Infected
COVID-19 testing is available to anyone, with or without symptoms.
We recommend testing if you have:
- Flu-like symptoms (fever and/or cough)
- Unexplained headaches or fatigue
- Been exposed to someone known to be infected
If you are concerned you have COVID-19, please isolate away from others and call one of our Medical Clinics.
Mississippi Department of Health’s COVID-19 line is at (877) 978-6453.
If you need to visit the emergency department to treat SEVERE symptoms, call 911 or call ahead to your local facility before you arrive. The Emergency Department is only testing for COVID-19 if critical criteria are met.
Learn about what a coronavirus is, how infection is spread, and what steps to take in our Q&A.
Real Time Global Map
View the interactive global map of COVID-19 cases, updated in real time.
Social Distancing Alert:
Follow the Guidance Below to Prevent the Spread of Illness
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, use the same precautions you would for the flu and common cold.
Singing River recommends these infection-prevention practices:
- If you’re sick, stay home. Call your provider if you suspect you have the virus.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve–not your hands–when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean your home, workspace, shared items, and other frequented locations.
- Avoid unnecessary contact with sick individuals.
- The CDC recommends that everyone except those who are unable such as children and those with breathing impairments to wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Face masks should be used by everyone especially in populated areas and by those who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.