Hugh Chatham News & Notes
Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital updates on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital and its affiliate practices are prepared to care for any patients who has potentially been exposed with infectious diseases, included COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). We are continuing to monitor the outbreak at a global and regional level.
If you are experiencing symptoms, call your provider first before driving to the office.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Reported illnesses have ranged from infected people with little to no symptoms to people becoming severely ill or even dying. Symptoms can include: fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
What are ways I can help limit my risk for COVID-19?
For instructions for an easy-to-sew pleated surgical mask, please click here.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyday preventive actions to help limit the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
•Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 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.
To get the most accurate and up to date information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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