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COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Posted by Claire Hart on 3/13/20 5:05 PM
Claire Hart

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How is TargetCare Responding?

The situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19 is rapidly changing, and TargetCare is carefully monitoring any updates and recommendations by the CDC in all states in which we operate. Our focus remains on educating and updating our clinicians with CDC recommendations and guidelines for the evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients with potential COVID-19 infection. 

Visit our website for TargetCare COVID-19 Support Services.

How to Protect Yourself

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Watch for symptoms

According to the CDC, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Ongoing Updates

Employers need to continue to focus on prevention, anticipate concerns and implement pro-active procedures. TargetCare is taking the spread of COVID-19 extremely seriously and will continue to provide updates and resources for our clients and the community. 

Get more COVID-19 prevention tips from the CDC here.

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