We are requesting any patient that feels they need to be tested for COVID-19 please CALL FIRST.
Below are hotline #s for our FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS and ER:
What You Need to Know About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
- New virus first found in China.
- Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause mild illnesses like a cold, to more serious illnesses like pneumonia.
- Infections with this new virus have been reported in many countries, including the U.S. For the updated list of affected areas, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.
- Most people (80%) with COVID-19 will feel like they have a bad cold or the flu. Some people will require hospitalization. People who are at most risk for severe illness are elderly or have other underlying health conditions.
You should go about your daily lives, but take certain precautions:
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands).
- Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- If you feel sick, stay home.
- Should you become ill, contact your doctor first before visiting their office to make arrangements for care.
- If you are well you do not need to wear a facemask. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms to prevent the spread of the disease or by health care providers.
- Avoid public places and events with large crowds to lower the chances of coming into contact with germs that could make you sick.
- Make sure you have enough prescription medications and fever reducing medication to last you if you get sick and need to stay home while you are sick.
- Stock up on a week or two of foods and drinks you like to have when you are sick like chicken noodle soup and hydrating drinks.
- Keep cleaning supplies on hand, consider use of a bleach solution or alcohol wipes to clean and disinfect surfaces at home or work.