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Be Smart and Prepared

Reducing the Risk of Transmitting COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Keeping you safe, healthy and informed is our priority.

We care about you and the communities we serve and want you to know what we – and you – can do to help reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19. 

Safety measures being taken

We are: 

  • Monitoring daily the guidance and recommended safety measures issued by the CDC, WHO, and other trusted global, national, state and local health organizations, as well as what is happening in our state, region and local communities
  • Receiving additional guidance from our Medical Leadership Team to ensure proper safety measures are in place that will reduce the risk of community transmission and protect the safety of our patients, team members and partners. 
  • Performing proper hand hygiene before and after all patient contact
  • Disinfecting high-traffic areas frequently
  • Asking team members who are sick to not report to work 
  • Requesting that patients who are sick reschedule their appointments and working as a team to make it easy and convenient to reschedule those appointments
  • Following CDC guidelines and asking patients about recent international travel when scheduling appointments and at the time of appointments
  • Monitoring team member travel requests

What you can do:

  • We ask you to help us reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 by taking these precautions to protect your health and the health of others.
  • Stay home when you’re sick
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or when your hands are visibly dirty 
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol 
  • Cover your mouth (preferably with a tissue) when coughing or sneezing and then dispose of the tissue properly
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Spit only into a tissue. Then dispose of it properly

Office Safety

FAQs

Who is most at risk from COVID-19?
People of all ages can be infected. Older people, those with compromised immune systems, and people who have serious, underlying or chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus. 
People of all ages should take steps to protect themselves, however, it is especially important for those who are at higher risk to take preventative hand-washing, respiratory and other recommended actions, to reduce their risk. 

How does COVID-19 spread?
It is primarily spread through respiratory droplets. To become infected, people generally must be within six feet of someone who is contagious and come into contact with these droplets.

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. 

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19 and when do they appear?
Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, and appear within two to 14 days after exposure. 

COVID-19 Symptoms 

How is COVID-19 treated?
There is currently no FDA-approved medication for COVID-19. People infected with this virus should receive supportive care such as rest, fluids and fever control, to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses.

What should I do if I have an upcoming appointment and feel sick?
It is important for you to call to reschedule your appointment any time you feel sick.

Are you allowing team members to work while sick?
No. Team members who are showing signs of illness are being instructed not to report to work.

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