Amid growing concerns regarding coronavirus or COVID-19, particularly among sensitive patient populations, we at Constellation are taking the outbreak of this disease seriously and are monitoring the scale of it closely. Our staff is always committed to providing the best quality care, adhering to guidelines and following best practices. These practices not only prevent the spread of disease, but also ensure excellent care and support for the patients and families we serve.
As a reminder, please be sure to follow appropriate infection control precautions and CDC recommendations noted below:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20-30 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
“CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. You should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it. A facemask should be used by people who have COVID-19 and are showing symptoms. This is to protect others from the risk of getting infected.”
The health and safety of our staff and communities remains our highest priority. Collectively we can work together to ensure this goal. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to a Constellation care expert in your area. For Constellation staff, please contact your manager, administrator or HR.
As the impact of coronavirus continues to unfold, we will be providing relevant information from the CDC and Departments of Health as we learn more about the evolving situation. For more information from the CDC please visit: www.cdc.gov/COVID19.
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