COVID-19 Updates and Information3/1/2022
The Covid-19 Positivity Rate for Clay County is 1.4% as of today. This percentage is considered LOW along with other counties in Alabama, with the exception of a few counties which are now still listed as MODERATE and SUBSTANTIAL. This is very encouraging that the number of cases are decreasing!
The Covid-19 pandemic began with the Delta variant filling hospital ICU beds, physician offices, and emergency rooms in 2021. The last quarter of 2021, this variant began to taper off into the single digits concerning the positivity rate for Clay County and healthcare was beginning to seem almost normal. Then toward the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022, during the holidays and family gatherings, the Omicron variant arrived quite differently from the Delta. The Omicron variant came in quickly and has proved to be highly contagious, involving entire families before moving on. This variant hasn't seemed to last as long and hospitalizations have not been necessary in each case. However, the number of Omicron cases have far exceeded the number of Delta variant cases.
The employees of Clay County Hospital and Clay County Nursing Home understand the precautions that are necessary in isolating patients/residents, limiting visitors, and wearing protective clothing. The most important measures to prevent the virus from spreading is to practice social distancing and wear a face mask when out in public, wash your hands frequently, and use hand sanitizer when washing your hands is not convenient.
Clay County Healthcare Authority is committed to informing the community with updated COVID-19 information. We are constantly in contact with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)which are the most reliable sources of information available to us.
The physicians and staff of Clay County Healthcare Authority are proud to serve the community and prepared to provide care for you and your loved ones as the need arises.