COVID-19 Announcement

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 9:44am

  C – Clean O – Often V – aVoid I – Invest D – Distance

As a safeguard and protocol to support our efforts in preventing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we invite you to join us in adopting these 10 simple steps to reduce your risk in contracting this disease.

  1. Clean your hands often.
    • Wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. This is extremely vital if you have been exposed to public places. It is important to wash your hands after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose especially after touching these areas with your hands.
  2. As a precaution avoid touching your mouth, eyes, nose or other individuals with unclean hands.  However, cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow as a provision.  Caregivers must commit to this process as well.
  3. Invest in safeguarding yourself and others by adopting these steps.  Remember there is nothing better than soap and water for cleaning your hands, however if you are using sanitizer assure that it contains at least 60% alcohol.
  4. Avoid people who are sick unless you are a caregiver or provider and assure you minimize frequent contact. Distance is essential in preventing the spread of the COVID-19.
  5. Stay home and away from public spaces if you are sick and seek immediate medical care.
  6. Acquire the necessary (PPE) personal protective equipment such as face masks and gloves when caring for those who are sick or you have a compromised immune system.
  7. As healthcare professionals it is essential to clean your work space.  Now, more than ever it is necessary to clean and disinfect frequently exposed or touched surfaces constantly.
  • Door knobs
  • Desks
    • Phones (office & cell)
    • Light Switches
    • Toilets
    • Faucets                                                                                                                                            
    • Sinks
    • Computers
    • Counters
    • Tables
    • Breakroom/kitchen
  1. Know your environment and all the potential risks factors.
  2. Recognize your limitations, reduce stress by not panicking and help others remain calm.  Together we can prevent the spread and eliminate the potential risk of COVID19.
  3. Know the proper way to wash your hands:
    • Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold) applying soap to your hands
    • Build a robust lather with the soap by rubbing your hands together. Clean between your fingers and under your nails.
    • Scrub your hands at least 20 seconds while singing “Happy Birthday” to yourself twice. This is a reminder that you adore yourself enough to protect yourself. 
    • Rinse your hands and dry them with a clean towel or tissue.

These simple steps will support you and those around you, now encourage your loved ones to do the same.


Demetress Harrell