We are thankful for all our healthcare professionals and appreciate all that you do to provide the best quality care for the people in our community. We are nothing without you and you are our superheroes that keep our community alive. Please be safe and always remember to wash your hands!
URGENT COVID-19 CALL! If you are a healthcare professional able to assist us in saving lives during this crisis, please apply today or contact a knowledgeable recruiter for assistance. You can always refer your friends to connect with our talent network. Join us today!
Preventing the spread of COVID-19 as a Healthcare Professional
We understand that this is a scary time for everyone including our healthcare professionals. We want to reassure you that we are in this together and that we are here for you to answer all your questions and concerns. That is why we want to make sure that you are aware of ways to protect yourself and the public health.
According to the CDC and World Health Organization some of the most common symptoms associated with COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and a dry cough. Other patients have shown other symptoms like the flu and common cold including aches, pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea. It’s important to stay at home for 14 days if you develop any of these symptoms and contact your healthcare provider to advise on what you should do. Those with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing are advised to seek medical attention right away.
How COVID-19 is Spread
According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 can be spread from person to person through small droplets that are released from the nose or mouth such as when a person coughs and sneezes or exhales. These droplets are capable of landing on objects and surfaces around the infected person, which is why it is advised to practice social distancing especially around those who appear to be sick.
Ways to Protect Yourself
If you or someone you are living with appears to be sick, make sure to stay home unless you must get medical care. Consider isolating yourselves for 14 days as a precaution. Always clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as remotes, doorknobs, faucets, and phones.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth to avoid spreading germs especially if you haven’t washed your hands. As stressed by the CDC and World Health Organization, it is important to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you can’t wash with soap and water, make sure to use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol as recommended via the CDC.