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
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.
Social Security Recipients to Get Stimulus Payments Without Filing Tax Returns
IRS reverses decision to require "simple" tax returns from beneficiaries by Mike DeSenne, AARP Editor’s note: The IRS is in the process of developing procedures for the issuance of stimulus payments to Americans, as called for under the CARES Act. These procedures are evolving, and the IRS has not yet worked out all of the details. AARP is monitoring the IRS closely and will provide the latest information on stimulus payments as soon as it becomes available.The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced on April 1 that Social Security recipients will not be required to file a “simple” tax return in order to receive stimulus payments under the CARES Act. The announcement reverses guidance issued on March 30 by the IRS that individuals who haven't filed federal tax returns for 2018 or 2019 would need to file a simple return to receive payment. Many Social Security recipients aren't required to file tax returns based on their income levels."Social Security recipients who are not typically required to file a tax return do not to need take an action, and will receive their payment directly to their bank account,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.The IRS says it will use the information in benefit statements for Social Security recipients and railroad retirees, known as Form SSA-1099 and Form RRB-1099, respectiv
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