COVID-19: Updates and Preparedness Information
The Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Health Department would like to thank the members of our community for their interest in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. We appreciate your patience as we work to ensure our vaccination rollout is safe and equitable.
Vaccine supply is very limited and is being allocated by the state in phases. Vaccine distribution varies on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, it is not possible to estimate the wait time for receiving the vaccine, but we are steadily working through our list, and over 3000 people have been vaccinated in Deer Lodge County.
MT DPHHS developed a population-based formula for each county in order to distribute vaccine equitably. We are currently in Phase 1B & 1B+. According to the state’s data, Deer Lodge County has 9,120 residents. Of those residents, 3,457 qualify as Phase 1B recipients, including 1,440 residents age 70 or older.
To be placed on the waiting list, please call 406-563-7863. If you are already on the list, please refrain from calling to check on your status as we are very busy! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you just as soon as we can!
Deer Lodge County numbers as of 4:16 pm on April 14, 2021:
Active cases – 4
Hospitalized – 1
Deaths – 15
COVID-19 Vaccine update as of April 14, 2021, at 9:14 am
Deer Lodge County
Total Doses Administered: 7053
Dose #1 Administered: 4332
Fully Immunized: 3131
Doses per 1,000 people: 870.0
Eligible Population to be Vaccinated: 8,107
Event Guidelines and Request Form:
Updated 3-16-2021: TBA
Know How it Spreads: the following is from the Center of Disease and Prevention*
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- The respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
How to Prevent the spread of Disease:
- Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds.(https://youtu.be/d914EnpU4Fo)
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
- Maintain Social Distancing procedures (6 feet between you and others).
- Stay home if you do not feel well.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Dilution of household bleach (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cleaning-disinfection.html)
To make a bleach solution, mix:
- 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or
- 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
- Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants (https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2)
- There are no alerts at this time.