COVID-19 Patient Information

WEAR A MASK

  • Everyone 2 and older should wear masks in public.
  • Masks should be worn in addition to staying at least 6 feet apart, especially around people who don’t live with you.
  • If someone in your household is infected, people in the household should take precautions including wearing masks to avoid spread to others.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before putting on your mask.
  • Wear your mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
  • Fit the mask snugly against the sides of your face, slipping the loops over your ears or tying the strings behind your head.
  • If you have to continually adjust your mask, it doesn’t fit properly, and you might need to find a different mask type or brand.
  • Make sure you can breathe easily.
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Effective February 2, 2021, masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.‚Äč

Stay 6 feet away from others

  • Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
  • Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Avoid crowds
    • Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters put you at higher risk for COVID-19.
  • Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
    • Avoid indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors as much as possible. If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible.
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Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • It’s especially important to wash:
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • Before touching your face
    • After using the restroom
    • After leaving a public place
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After handling your mask
    • After changing a diaper
    • After caring for someone sick
    • After touching animals or pets
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  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
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Clean and disinfect

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Monitor Your Health Daily

  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
    • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.

Get Vaccinated to Protect Against COVID-19

  •  COVID-19 vaccination is especially important for people who may be more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, such as older adults and people with certain medical conditions.
  • People with underlying medical conditions may get a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had a severe or immediate allergic reaction to the first dose of aCOVID-19 vaccine or any of the ingredients in a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC has made recommendations on who should get vaccinated first.
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What to Expect During your visit

PRE-VISIT SCREENING

All patients will receive a call from their treating physician immediately before each visit. Your clinician will ask you the following 3 screening questions:

  • 1 – Travel: In the past 14 days have you or anyone in your home/facility returned from travel outside the United States? {yes/no}
  • 2 – Exposure: In the past 14 days, have you or anyone in your home/facility had close contact with anyone diagnosed with or suspected to have COVID-19? {yes/no}
  • 3 – Symptoms: Do you or anyone in your home/facility have raspy/itchy throat, cough, fever, or shortness of breath? {yes/no}
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We kindly ask each patient to follow the below guidelines during their visits:

  • 1 – Physical Distancing: Inform patients that anyone else living in the home must leave the room while you are there for your visit, preferably 15 minutes prior to your arrival so the air can be cleared. If patients require translation and need a caregiver in the room, ask that they stand 6 feet away from you and the patient, if space permits. If caregivers need teaching, try to do so over the phone after your visit.
  • 2 – Covering Face: Ask your patient to cover their mouth with a mask, bandana, t-shirt or tea towel during your entire visit, whether or not they have any respiratory symptoms.
  • 3 – Daily Temperature Checks: Educate your patients and their caregivers to check their temperature on a daily basis and keep a log.

Patients will be screened over the phone on the morning of their visit prior to the arrival of the treating clinician.

Information on this website provided by: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

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