Coverage about COVID-19 includes information around hand washing, reducing risk, dealing with stress, communicating with children, and what actions to take if you think you may be infected. The information below are examples of the content now running across our nationwide network.
Basic information about coronavirus
What is coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). They can infect humans and animals and can be transmitted between animals and people. Several coronaviruses can cause respiratory infections.
What is COVID-19?
An infectious disease caused by a recently discovered coronavirus. In most people, it causes mild illness. However, a fraction of cases are severe.
How does COVID-19 spread?
COVID-19 spreads through small water droplets from the nose or mouth of people who have the virus.
How can you protect yourself and loved ones?
The CDC recommends the following:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home if you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Wash your hands with soap and water frequently and for at least 20 seconds
What should you do if you get sick?
- Stay home. Going out may infect others. Avoid other household members, too.
- If you need treatment, call ahead. Allow your doctor to prepare for your visit.
- Wear a face mask and practice good hygiene. Face masks won’t help if you’re healthy, but they can stop you from infecting others. Wash your hands often and disinfect surfaces.
And of course consult your health care team for other tips on preventing the spread of COVID-19.
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The health and wellness of our patient and provider community is of utmost importance. We are closely following the CDC’s and other health experts’ guidelines and will update our COVID-19 related content as necessary. We hope these resources can help you stay informed and healthy as this situation unfolds.
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