COVID-19

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As you are well aware, our community is beginning to feel the effects of COVID-19.  In our best efforts to protect our patients and our staff from the spread of this virus, Port Allegany Pharmacy will be making some required changes, effective immediately.  Port Pharmacy will still be operating under our normal business hours; however, as of Tuesday, March 17th, we will be implementing a temporary closed-door policy in which we will be servicing you only through our free delivery service or curbside pickup.  You can continue to contact us via phone 814-642-2871, our website, or by downloading our new mobile app, RxLocal.  When requesting your refills, please let us know if you’d prefer curbside pickup or delivery, your method of payment (credit card, check or cash – we will not be able to provide change) and when you will be needing your medications filled.

When you arrive to pick up a medication,
please TEXT US at 814-228-5059
and we will bring it out to you.  If you don’t have a phone, please ring the doorbell once and someone can come out to speak with you, within a safe distance.

Please note that our text service is not HIPAA secure. Please do not text any private or personal information. 

By working together, we feel we can help slow down the spread of the virus within our community.  We ask you to please be patient with us as we work through these changes together, as they are as new to us as they are to you.  We are truly grateful to all of our patients for their cooperation in this matter, and our prayers and well wishes extend to everyone in the Port Allegany community and beyond. 

For Over-the-Counter Items & Gifts/Home Decor:

Visit our Facebook page or view areas of the website to see various photos we will be sharing of items available in the store. Once you know what you would like to order, or if you have questions, you can text your order to (814) 228-5059 or call (814) 642-2871 and then pick up curbside!

  

 

Helpful Links & Information

CDC COVID-19 Updates     PA Dept of Health   

CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker   What to Do if You are Sick

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diarrhea

The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.

Are you a patient and think you may need tested for COVID-19?

Click here to view the guide for how to get tested.

How Do I Help Stop the Spread?

Wear A Mask in Public
Members of the public are encouraged to wear homemade cloth or fabric masks. Save surgical masks and N95 respirators  for our health care workers and first responders. Remember this saying: “My mask protects you, your mask protects me.”

Wear a mask when:

  • Shopping at essential businesses, like grocery stores or pharmacies
  • Visiting your health care provider
  • On public transportation
  • Interacting with customers/clients at essential businesses
  • Feeling sick, coughing or sneezing

How to make a homemade mask:

Materials needed:

  • Fabric (100% cotton is most effective)
  • Fabric Ties
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine or a needle and thread

Instructions:

  • Measure and cut two pieces of fabric in a rectangle pattern to fit snugly around the face (size12 inches by 6 inches is standard for adults).
  • Tightly sew both layers together on all edges.
  • Cut fabric ties to fit around the ears.
  • Sew the ties to the insides of the mask on the smaller edge, repeat on both sides.
  • Resew the sides to ensure a tight seal between both pieces of fabric and the earpiece.

Help spread the message on social media by downloading and sharing these What Type of Mask do I Need? and How to Make a Homemade Mask graphics. Learn more about universal masking.

Find out more about the difference between homemade masks and masks for health care professionals.

Wash Your Hands

  • Washing your hands is one of the most important steps you can take in staying healthy. When you wash, make sure you:
  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them. Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations.

If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Cover Your Mouth and Nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend the routine use of face masks and respirators in the community. Most often, the spread of germs from person-to-person happens among close contacts (within 6 feet).

Where to go for help answering questions

At Port Pharmacy, we are always here to help, but click here for a full library of resources and fact sheets from the Center for Disease Control.

 

*all information provided in FAQ’s are from the Center for Disease Control and PA Dept of Health website.