Emergicare: Update on COVID-19 Corona-Virus

The outbreak of respiratory disease caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus has now been declared a national emergency. The staff of Emergicare is working with local and state health officials to keep our community safe.

For an excellent and frequently updated source of information about the situation, we suggest regularly checking the CDC summary here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/summary.html

We are trying to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible, but there is still a nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Therefore, we ask that if anyone has a fever or cough or believes that they may have the COVID-19 virus that they first call , or if presenting to our facility for evaluation that they RING OUR FRONT DOORBELL so that we can prepare for their safe entrance into our facility. We will bring such patients directly back to a specially prepared room to avoid contaminating the front lobby and registration area.

As with any virus, frequent hand-washing and avoidance of close contact with other people are the mainstays of prevention.

James Jackson MD
President, Emergicare

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