As communities and businesses are opening, you may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As a reminder, if you have COVID-19, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people.
When you can leave home and be around others depends on different factors for different situations. Follow CDC’s recommendations for your circumstances. In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. So, think about:
Currently, there are millions of people across the country not only losing their jobs, but also their health insurance, keeping them from protecting their most valuable asset –THEIR HEALTH. Those who do have insurance are afraid of going into an office for routine care, from fear of being exposed to the virus. For our patients, who are facing loss of health benefits or who want to save healthcare cost, we are now offering membership to Primary Partner’s Direct Care Program. It is an affordable alternative, only $75 a month to receive unlimited access to primary care services without co-pays for deductibles. See the Primary Partner’s website for more in-depth information about the program. Click here to directly go to the sign-up page for the Primary Partner’s Direct Care Program.
Your best defense against Covid-19 is to stay home when ever possible. Wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds after touching hard surfaces in public places, and do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Limit any close contact with people from outside your home. Do not touch any one when they come home until they have changed into new clothing and have washed thoroughly. If a family member does show signs of Covid-19 have them isolated in a separate room with limited contact from other family members. Schedule a tele-visit with their primary care physician to be evaluated and receive instructions.