As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, we are adapting to the current advisories for the safety of all concerned. In an effort to avoid unnecessary risks
Regular hand washing is important for preventing the spread of germs that can cause colds, flu, and other infections. We all know to wash our hands before eating, following a sneeze, and after using the restroom. However, there are several everyday items that can carry germs, and it is helpful to remember to wash your hands after touching these items. To stay healthy and decrease your risk of coming down with an illness, wash your hands after touching these common objects.
11 Grocery Cart Handles
10. Door Handles and Elevator Buttons
9. Restaurant Menus
8. Paper Money
7. Shared Pens
6. Pets or Other Animals
5. Touch Screens
4. Kitchen Sponges
3. Soap Dispensers
2. Your Doctor’s Waiting Room
1. Airport Objects
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is reporting 120,183 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide (up 1,177 compared to yesterday's report). The daily positivity rate is 15.1% over the last two weeks. The agency reports 1909 total deaths in Nevada
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES FROM DISPATCH HEALTH
We have adjusted our screening process for the continued safety of our providers and patients. At this time, we are unable to treat patients that have tested positive for COVID-19 or those living in the same household as someone who has tested positive. In a senior living community, this refers to the resident’s room, apartment or unit. We are taking this step until our PPE inventory is sufficiently replenished. When you or your patient calls to request care they will be asked these new questions.
Our commitment to the communities we serve remains and we are still actively treating patients every day. A quick reminder from our last communication: We cannot currently test for COVID-19 We can assess and treat other common to complex health issues For now, we cannot treat senior living community residents with upper respiratory symptoms Our teams wear surgical masks, gloves and eye protection for every patient encounter We have enhanced protocols for disinfecting our clinical kits and cars Our teams are available to answer your questions or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact your local Dispatch Health leader or
Prevent Getting Sick
You can take steps to protect yourself and others during a COVID-19 outbreak.
· The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
· There is currently no vaccine to prevent corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
· The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.