COVID-19: Learn more about the steps we are taking

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Leading By Example

 

OCCK is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy environment
for our customers and staff. Throughout 2020 and into 2021,
we have been closely monitoring developments related to the
COVID-19 outbreak and the potential impact on the OCCK community.

OCCK is in support of all customers and staff receiving the COVID-19 vaccine with the primary goal of eradicating the COVID-19 virus.  Each person should consult with their primary care provider before receiving the vaccine.  This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional.

 

 

  • COVID Testing Options

    OCCK, Inc. is excited to announce that no-cost COVID tests will be provided to the public in Salina, Abilene, Beloit and Concordia.

    By partnering with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and their Community Volunteer Testing Program, OCCK will provide access to no-cost COVID testing resources for our neighbors, customers and communities.  KDHE provides all of the testing supplies and personal protective equipment supplies needed to distribute tests to the communities we serve.

    “By offering the COVID testing in these rural communities, we will cut down on travel time for people, and that’s huge,” said Kendra Krier, Regional Manager.  “We understand the need for making testing accessible on a larger scale and we’re happy to help in any way we can.”

    OCCK locations participating in this program will be the Salina main office at 1710 W. Schilling, the Concordia regional office at 1502 Lincoln, the Beloit regional office at 501 W. 7th, and the Abilene regional office at 300 N. Cedar.  These sites appear on the KDHE website at www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov.

    What you need to know about testing:

    • Testing is by appointment only. Please call (785) 827-9383 or (800) 526-9731 to schedule your appointment.
    • Testing is drive up and rapid testing only. Staff will supervise your self-collection and will give you further instructions on how to get your results.
    • Testing is at no charge to the individual. We will not be collecting any funds or insurance information for this service.
    • At this time, this testing is not available for serial testing, or those required for employment on a regular basis.

     

    For additional questions about this new program, please contact Leslie Webb, OCCK’s Risk Manager and the Acting Program Administrator and KDHE liaison.

  • Vaccine Registration

    The COVID-19 vaccine is readily available.  Use this nationwide website to find a location here you.

    https://www.vaccines.gov/

  • Vaccine Resources
  • CDC Resources
    • 8 Things to Know About the US COVID-19 Vaccination Program from the CDC
      • The safety of the vaccine is a top priority.
      • The vaccine will help protect your from getting COVID-19.  Two doses are needed.
      • Vaccine supplies are limited and there is an list of who should get vaccines first.
      • The vaccine supply will increase in the weeks and months to come.
      • You may have some side effects.  This is normal.
      • Cost is not an obstacle to getting vaccinated.
      • The first vaccines are used under an Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA.
      • The vaccine is one of many important tools to help stop the pandemic.
    • Who Gets Vaccinated First?
      • 1a – Healthcare Personnel and Long-term Care Facility Residents
      • 1b – Frontline essential workers and people aged 75 years and older
      • 1c – People aged 65-74 years, people aged 16-64 years with underlying medical conditions and other essential workers
      • All others, with a goal of 90% of the population
    • Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines from the CDC
      • Can the vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?  No.
      • Will I test positive on a COVID-19 test?  No.
      • If I’ve already had COVID, do I still need a vaccine?  Yes.
      • Will the vaccine prevent COVID-19? Yes.
      • Will the vaccine alter my DNA?  No.
    • Benefits of getting a COVID-19 Vaccine from the CDC
      • The vaccine will help keep you from getting COVID.
      • The vaccine is a safer way to build protection.
      • The vaccine is an important tool to help stop the pandemic.
  • Kansas Statewide Resources

    You can also visit the following websites for information specific to COVID-19 in Kansas: