Precautionary Measures Regarding COVID-19

 By Dr. Susan Nelson - PHC Medical Director

If you are feeling seriously ill, with flu-like symptoms, such as a fever or coughing, you should contact your primary care physician before reporting to work.

  • Encourage employees with COVID-19 symptoms, including cough, fever, shortness of breath to stay home and contact their physician.
  • Social Distancing rules:
    • Stay at least 6 feet from other people.
    • Do not gather in groups.
    • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
  • When social distancing is not possible or when in a public setting, the CDC recommends the use of a cloth face covering. 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).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster.
    • Avoid close contact with people.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Running essential errands (grocery shopping, banking, doctor visits)