Please remember, as we face the upcoming peak number of infections in North Carolina, it is IMPERATIVE that each of us stay at home when possible and take these precautionary steps:
- Complete the Relias training on the proper way to use Personal Protective Equipment (see your email inbox for more info).
- WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN! This is still the most effective way to prevent transmission of COVID-19.
- Monitor Yourself. Taking precautions like self-monitoring symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, shortness of breath) can prevent transmission.
- Do not leave your home if you are ill.
- Wear a face mask if you are going out, or if you are caring for someone who is ill. Click HERE for instructions on how to make your own face mask.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces daily. Here’s how long the virus can survive on different surfaces.
- Report any symptoms of illness to your Executive Leadership Team member, who will communicate with Celeste and Dr. Mullis for monitoring.
And just a recap from last week – with ‘stay-at-home’ orders in place, North Carolina is expected to see peak COVID-19 hospital bed usage around April 20 and should start to see an uptick in cases around April 6. The worst of the epidemic is expected to be over between May 29 and June 12.
Please do your part to do more than flatten the curve (washing hands, social distancing, staying at home) – and let’s crush this altogether!