Montana Academy of Salons Coronavirus Updates
COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
How it spreads:
It is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly through 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. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people. Information from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic suggests that this virus is spreading more efficiently than influenza, but not as efficiently as measles, which is highly contagious.
(information provided by Google.com/covid19) To learn more about the spread of COVID-19 please visit the CDC website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.html).
Great Falls City and County health department is an excellent resource in tracking the progress of covid-19 for Cascade County (https://www.cascadecountymt.gov/AlertCenter.aspx) Current Alerts and updates on covid-19 can also be found on the Cascade County City-County health webpages.( https://www.cascadecountymt.gov/180/COVID-19)
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
To see more information on symptoms for covid-19 please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
-Information provided by the CDC website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html)
Montana State Library contains a resource to monitor the growing cases and tracking of the novel coronavirus. You can find this page by going to https://montana.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=7c34f3412536439491adcc2103421d4b
Montana Academy is maintaining a high set of standards for our students and guests who enter our facilities. We have a procedure set in place, outlined in our most recent Annual Security Report that we distribute quarterly and provide for our students. (http://www.montanaacademy.edu/pdf/AnnualSecurityReport.pdf Page 15-17)
We are encouraging students to maintain safe social distancing and sanitation practices while conducting appointments and interacting with guests. As an educational and business environment that caters to students and patron’s we have placed visible markers and advisory signs throughout the facility to remind everyone about these practices. To keep a 6-feet distance between them and other people. When interacting with guests we require both the guest and students always wear masks and gloves during their appointment unless the service provided dictates otherwise. All stations maintain a 6-foot distance to separate guests. In areas that this is not possible a space divider is used to provide shielding between each station.
By providing these safety and sanitation practices we are minimizing the potential spread or exposure of covid-19. If you feel you have possible symptoms or are experiencing symptoms, we encourage you to get tested at one of our community medical partners.
- Alluvion - 406-454-6973
- Benefis - 406-455-2500
- CCHD - 406-454-6950
- Great Falls Clinic - 406-454-7275
Prevention and Treatment
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure to the virus. There are some general precautions you should always take to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including proper handwashing and hygiene. However, these practices aren’t always enough and a mask is beneficial to aid in avoiding contracting this disease. If you suspect you have contracted covid-19, call your health care provider before visiting in person. Get to know some of the facts by visiting the CDC website.
If you are sick:
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