COVID-19 Virus Update

Mountain Hospice continues to closely monitor information on the Covid-19 Virus. Our primary concern is the health and well-being of our patients and families, our staff, and the population of the communities that we serve. Hopefully, the following information will be helpful.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends if you are coughing, sneezing, sweating heavily, or having difficulty breathing, or if you have a temperature higher than 100.4, please self-quarantine and seek care from your primary care physician or urgent care. You should call ahead to let them know what symptoms you are displaying to arrange your visit.

To assist in maintaining a healthy environment, the CDC recommends the following preventative action:

•Appropriately cover minor coughs and sneezes (tissue/sleeve)

•Clean frequently touched surfaces (Clorox and Lysol wipes can be used for computers, headsets, etc.)

•Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. You could sing Happy Birthday twice while washing your hands to make sure you are washing for 20 seconds.

•Try to avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with hands.

•Avoid handshaking

•Avoid large crowds, including public transportation

•Try to keep 6 feet from anyone that is displaying symptoms

•Self-quarantine if you have been overseas and recently returned to the United States.

The following websites from the CDC contain additional information regarding Covid-19:

•What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19):…/201…/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

•What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19):…/2019-ncov/if-yo…/steps-when-sick.html…

•Stop the spread of germs – help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19:…/downloads/stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf

Rest assured that our staff are continuously monitored for any signs of illness. This is something that we have always done. If one of our team displays any signs or symptoms of illness, they are removed from patient care until their illness subsides.

That being said, we have decided to postpone our upcoming events. A later date will be announced for our Designer Handbag Bingo.

If you have any concerns, please contact Mountain Hospice at 304-823-3922.

But most of all, stay healthy and safe!!