Be prepared. If you’ve been in a scouting program, you’ve heard this motto. It is good advice for us all, so Churchill County, the City of Fallon and Banner Churchill Community Hospital have banded together and are acting on that advice to stay ahead of COVID-19.
Drive past the hospital this week and you’ll see tents going up in the parking lot. Even before the first case of COVID-19 is reported in Churchill County, first responders and local government want to be ready to serve you in the most effective and safe way possible.
These tents will serve as a triage center for any suspected COVID-19 patients. In these tents, patients will be screened before being admitted to the hospital to alleviate pressure on the emergency room and to preserve beds for those who need them most. Banner Churchill Community Hospital asks that if you feel you may have COVID-19 to please call Nevada’s Coronavirus Direct Line at (800)860-0620. You will be evaluated for your need for testing and assisted in obtaining testing if you meet the appropriate criteria.
So give a friendly wave as you drive by and let them know you appreciate all their hard work, forward thinking and preparedness in this era of COVID-19.