Mar 26, 2020 2:55 PM

Hutchinson Animal Shelter provides update on operations

Posted Mar 26, 2020 2:55 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson Animal Shelter gave an update on its procedures on Thursday. The shelter has been closed for more than a week due to COVID-19. 

According to the release the shelter will accept stray animals and animal control officers will respond to stray animal calls. Specific procedures have been implemented with shelter and ACO staff to limit interaction between staff and the public. 

Animal bites and vicious animal calls will be handled in the same manner as before, with the exception that as much of the report as possible will be taken over the phone or with a minimum of six feet of separation between the officer and the party involved.

As before, no animal surrenders will be taken at this time.

Adoptions will be allowed but only on a very limited basis and with very little interaction between staff and potential adoptive family. All documents must be filled out electronically and the only form of payment will be a credit card.

The shelter is also asking for foster placement of animals at this time to help keep the population at the shelter down.

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Mar 26, 2020 2:55 PM
Hutchinson Clinic restricts access to facilities

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson Clinic announced Wednesday that, in an effort to protect the health of patients and staff, officials ask that all visitors, vendors and pharmaceutical representatives stay out of their facilities until further notice.

Officials say the goal of this action is to prevent the spread of infection while also offering easier access to care for all patients.

If you have any of the following symptoms and need care, please call 620-669-2500 before visiting any Hutchinson Clinic facilities so you can be screened by a nursing professional:

Fever

Shortness of Breath

Dry Cough

Runny Nose

Nasal Congestion

Chest Congestion

Sore Throat

Any of the above symptoms with headache

Once assessed by phone, patients needing to be seen for any of the above symptoms will be provided instructions and asked to visit the Respiratory Rapid Response Clinic located at the 2201 building on the northeast corner of the campus. This location has been temporarily converted to quickly address the increasing needs of the community while allowing safer access to patients for regularly scheduled visits at other locations.

Women’s Care services have been temporarily relocated to the north end of the 2101 building. The clinic appreciates the community’s support as it continues to address the health needs of all patients.