Mainline Health Systems, Inc. is aware of the COVID-19 virus and its impact upon our communities.

Current risk assessment include:

For most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to COVID-19 is thought to be low. There is not widespread circulation in most communities in the United States.

People in places where ongoing community spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been reported are at elevated risk of exposure, with increase in risk dependent on the location.

Close contacts of persons with COVID-19 also are at elevated risk of exposure. Travelers returning from affected locations where community spread is occurring also are at elevated risk of exposure, with increase in risk dependent on location.

Mainline Health Systems, Inc. is following the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines for testing. Please call your clinic first if you have the following symptoms so that we can make you an appointment while also taking necessary precautions.

You should call us for the following symptoms:

High fever, respiratory distress, including a barking cough or increased work of breathing, dehydration, sore throat in the absence of cold symptoms, or have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19. If you have severe distress, call 911.

Again, if you suspect you have symptoms, please call your Mainline clinic before coming in. All visitors, patients, and employees coming to a clinic will be screened upon entering the clinic. Please follow signage as appropriate.

It’s important to adhere to the following:

Stay calm, wash or sanitize your hands, try not to touch your face, especially in public, and especially without washing or sanitizing your hands first, cover your cough, wash or sanitize your hands again, maintain appropriate social distancing.

Mainline Health Systems, Inc. and our family of clinics are with you during this time. We know there is fear and stress for families and our communities. We are confident we can get through this together. We’re here for you.

Additional Information on COVID-19:

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that typically cause mild colds. We see them each year, although like all cold/cough viruses, there are more in the winter. There’s a new coronavirus circulating that has been identified in our state.

The complete clinical picture with regard to COVID-19 is not fully known. Reported illnesses have ranged from very mild (including some with no reported symptoms) to severe, including illness resulting in death. Older people and people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions, like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, seem to be at a higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness.