Our physicians and staff are following CDC guidelines and each facility has added additional screening measures for incoming patients, such as review of travel history and current health status, in an effort to reduce those with flu-like symptoms from admitting to our facilities.
As a public reminder, the most important things individuals can do to prevent the spread of any illness is:
- Wash your hands often. Wash your hands before and after you eat, cough, sneeze, use the bathroom, and when providing care to a patient. Make sure you use soap and scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds (happy birthday song twice). If soap and water are not readily available, please use an alcohol-based sanitizer containing at least 60-95% alcohol.
- Cover your nose mouth when you sneeze or cough. Cover your mouth with a tissue; if you don’t have a tissue, use your elbow. Remember to wash your hands after you cough or sneeze.
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs often spread this way.
- Perform routine environmental cleaning. Frequently clean commonly used surfaces such as tables, doorknobs or handles, keyboards, remote controls, touched surfaces workstations and countertops. Disposable wipes are a great way to perform this preventative measure.
A top priority will always be to keep our patients and staff safe and healthy.
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