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Safety and Screening

How can I protect myself from Coronavirus 2019?

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Stay away from people who are sick. Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Get the latest information from the CDC. You may also wish to watch this video.

I think I have Coronavirus 2019 — what should I do?

Isolate yourself to limit exposing others to the virus. Notify your doctor. Wear a facemask. Clean “high-touch” surfaces.

Please follow CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.

Learn about preventing the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 in homes and residential communities.

Learn even more about preventing COVID-19 spread in communities.

Wash hands frequently with soap and water.

How do I get screened for Coronavirus 2019?

The CDC has developed a test kit that clinicians can use to collect samples from people who are likely to have COVID-19. Only state-run laboratories can conduct those tests. Learn more about testing and kit availability.

Am I at special risk for Coronavirus 2019? And if so, what should I do?

While everyone is at risk for getting sick from COVID-19, the CDC reports that certain populations are more at risk for complications and severe illness from the disease. Older adults and people with diabetes, heart disease and lung disease are more likely to become severely ill from the virus. The CDC urges these groups to avoid crowds, cruises, unnecessary air travel, to stock up on essential supplies and medications, and to stay home as much as possible. See the CDC's warning.

I still have questions — who can I trust?

You have questions — and, honestly, so do a lot of healthcare professionals. The WHO has been at the forefront of monitoring and studying COVID-19 since the first cases appeared in China. Their Q&A on Coronavirus 2019 is a great place to learn more. Get answers you can trust.

Events

Intro to Tai Chi - Villa Rica
Intro to Tai Chi - Villa Rica

Monday, September 28, 2020

Freshstart - Carrollton
Freshstart - Carrollton

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Blogs

Save Your Skin From the Sun
Save Your Skin From the Sun

Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. Protecting yourself from the sun is vital.

Manage COVID-19 Exposure, Risk With Three Healthy Habits
Manage COVID-19 Exposure, Risk With Three Healthy Habits

Tanner infection specialists, who work across the system — five hospitals, almost 40 physician practice locations and more than 3,500 team members — recommend three healthy habits that everyone can practice to stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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