We are in the business of caring for the senior population and right now, ensuring their safety and health is our utmost priority amid a national pandemic that puts elderly and those with underlying health conditions at greater risk. We also share these resources with you to allay fears and anxiety that can easily be triggered and offer one place for resources and facts so you, along with our teams, can proactively prevent further spread and minimize the effect of COVID-19.
COVID-19 (known to us as coronavirus) is a virus that presents a range of illness, while many may be mild to moderate with symptoms similar to colds and flu, some cases may be more severe. Symptoms include high fever, cough and/or shortness of breath.
Here are a few tips you can do right now to prevent or minimize effects:
- Strict handwashing procedures, soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds several times per day
- Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol (traditional hand washing is recommended)
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and always cover your cough or sneeze
- Throw tissues in the garbage immediately after one use and wash your hands with soap and water
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched often
- Limit close contact with others – recommendation is to be 3-6 feet away from others
- Ask family members and friends if they’ve traveled to any high-risk areas or out of the country in the last 14 days or if they have any symptoms of respiratory illness. Avoid visiting if they answer yes to these.
- Stay home if you are sick
- CDC guidelines recommend ‘call ahead before visiting your doctor.’
- FAQs on COVID-19
- CDC COVID-19 Daily Key Points
- COVID-19 Healthcare Planning Checklist
- Utah Department of Health COVID-19 Incident Action Plan
- Utah Department of Health Person Under Investigation Document (COVID-19)
- Real Time Mapping of COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
- CDC Infection Control Transmission Precautions
Questions? Please reach out team at 801-503-3200