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COVID-19 Daily Audio Update – 4/7/2021

Hello.  This is Pam Burton, Infection Prevention nurse for Peterson Health with your COVID 19 update.  This message was updated on Wednesday, April 7th.

As Peterson Health continually strives to improve access and offerings for the COVID-19 vaccination as they become more readily available, on Monday, March 29th, the existing COVID-19 pre-registration link featured on the Peterson Health website was removed and will be replaced with a new self-scheduling registration option that is currently under construction.

While Peterson Health is transitioning to the new self-scheduler, they have confirmed that every person who has already registered with the Peterson Health COVID-19 Pre-registration site as of March 29th, will be directly contacted by Peterson Health staff to confirm their registration, so please be sure to answer your phone.  These calls will take place to help accommodate those who have pre-registered secure an appointment before going live with the new self-scheduling process.

The new self-scheduling link should go live in the next few weeks and will be prominently featured on the Peterson Health website at www.petersonhealth.com. The link will be accessible 24/7.  For those who do not have internet, an email or access to a computer, you may continue to use the City of Kerrville’s call center for assistance in scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

If you need immediate assistance, the COVID-19 hotline is available to answer any questions you might have regarding COVID-19 testing and other COVID resources. You may reach the COVID-19 hotline by calling (830) 896-4200, then select option 1, Monday through Friday, from 8am to 4pm. Please check back with us on Friday for updates on vaccine registration changes and updates on COVID issues.

Our Kerrville Medical Plaza offers COVID-19 testing for persons NOT experiencing symptoms or in need of testing for travel.  You may schedule an appointment by calling (830) 896-4200 option 1, Mon. thru Fri. from 0730 AM to 4 PM.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID19 please contact or visit Peterson Urgent Care on Junction Highway at 830-258-7669.  Urgent Care is open Monday through Friday 7am to 7pm and on weekends 8am to 4pm.

Despite the Governor’s lift on the mask mandate, Peterson Health will continue to require the use of face masks or face coverings for all employees  and visitors throughout all of our healthcare facilities and we encourage everyone to continue to practice healthy and safe habits that begin with hand hygiene and include the wearing of a mask when social distancing cannot be maintained, respiratory etiquette, and keep your environment clean.

Today, Peterson Health is reporting 3 new positive Kerr County cases, which bring our total to2,529.  To date, Peterson has administered 20,740 tests. These totals are for the dates April 6th to April 7th.

At this time, there is 3 patients hospitalized at Peterson Regional Medical Center with COVID.

The death toll for Kerr County remains at 84.

We hope our community will remain patient, kind, and understanding as we work together through this unpredictable element of the pandemic to the very best of our ability while furthering our mission of providing exceptional, compassionate, patient centered care.

Please remember, the daily numbers are featured on the top section of our website homepage for review.  As a reminder, we are now only updating this message on Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s each week.  Please check back on Friday, April 9th after 4:30pm for the latest numbers.

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