Coronavirus: Keeping ourselves and others healthy

Hillsboro Area Hospital remains aware and focused on preparation activities as the outbreak of Coronavirus continues. Although cases have been identified in a growing number of locations in the United States, the virus is still relatively contained. Resources from The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are utilized to guide preparedness activities, which include but aren’t limited to supply acquisition and supply change management, which has been a top priority at HAH for many weeks. Kayleigh Bondurant, the Manager of Infection Prevention, has remained in close contact with the local and state public health authorities to ensure preventative strategies are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. 

According to the CDC, there are simple things we can do to keep ourselves and others healthy:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Updated information about COVID-19, including statistics, guidance, and recommendations can be found on the following websites:

 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus

 

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