COVID-19 Response

Ways to Reduce Infection & the Spread of COVID-19

Ways to Reduce Infection & the Spread of COVID-19

Holistic Care Hospice, Palliative Care and Home Health takes the health and safety of our employees, patients, families and community seriously. We want to assure you that we are taking precautions to ensure that our care continues to be exceptional during COVID-19 outbreak. We are well equipped to provide ongoing care for our current patients and families and we also are staffed to accept new patients that need our care.

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*This list is not all inclusive, but lists commons ways to protect yourself and others  from spreading COVID-19*

What Is COVID-19 & How Is It Spread?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently  than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis. 

Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person to person through respiratory droplets. The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”). Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Before preparing or eating food it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds for general food safety. Throughout the day wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, or going to the bathroom.

Symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses). 

  • Fever - temperature over 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit 

  • Cough 

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Sore throat 

  • In some cases, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea may occur prior to respiratory symptoms 

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.  Emergency warning signs include:

  • Trouble breathing 

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest 

  • New confusion or inability to arouse 

  • Blush lips or face 

CDC Statement for Healthcare Personnel: https://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/index.html

Riverside County Department of Public Health: https://www.rivcoph.org/ 

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health: http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/ 

Orange County Department of Public Health: https://www.ochealthinfo.com/phs/ 

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ 

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