COVID-19 

 

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Resources

Enjoy this playlist of videos about COVID-19 and accessing resources from HealthPoint where they make several plugs for community health centers and finding your local CHC for support and care during this difficult time. More videos will be uploaded in the coming days. Thank you! 

  • Kaiser Permanente of Washington is offering their clinic protocols related to COVID-19. Contact Prathiba Pinnamaneni at Kaiser Permanente to receive a copy.​

  • Community Health Network of Washington has collected and collated the most recent information into one resource summary document including government-funded paid leave options, COVID emergency unemployment benefits, and other resources that may be beneficial for your organizations and employees.

How the Virus Spreads

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the novel coronavirus is spread from person-to-person. This includes people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets when someone coughs or sneezes.

Symptoms & Best Practices

High fever, cough, and shortness of breath are all signs of the novel coronavirus, and these symptoms may appear anywhere from 2-14 days after exposure. If you exhibit any of these symptoms, it’s essential that you immediately self-quarantine. This means staying home from work and limiting your exposure to friends and family. If you need to seek medical care, avoid using public transportation and keep your distance from crowds. Guidance on cloth face coverings 

How to Prevent Infection

  • Wash your hands with hot water and soap for 20 seconds.

  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and face.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with tissues.

  • Practice social distancing for at least 15 days to slow the spread of the virus.

  • Avoid groups of more than 10 people.

  • Seniors and those with underlying health issues should stay at home and away from those who are sick. 

Actions to Take

Please visit the CDC’s latest guidance on stocking up on prescription medications, over the counter materials and other items you may need if you need to self-quarantine: CLICK HERE

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