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Cahoon Care Update about the Novel Coronavirus

coronavirusWe at Cahoon Care Associates understand that as things develop, there are a lot of questions regarding the recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and the impact it may have. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is providing daily updates and recommendations.

While this is a public health concern, the CDC continues to report the immediate risk to the general public remains low at this time. Yet, in today’s connected world, with a large number of people travelling, the potential for infectious disease is always of concern. As with seasonal flu and strep infections, there are general precautions we can all take to remain as healthy as possible.

If you would like to learn more about the coronavirus, you can find the latest news and resources on:

http://www.cdc.gov
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html

We are closely following the daily updates from the CDC and are in contact with the local health department to monitor the risk and the development of the virus.

We are currently communicating with our employees on the topic and all Cahoon Care employees will be following the CDC recommendations for preventative actions as follows:

  • Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Use Alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. You can also cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Throw used tissues in the trash and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid sharing drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, dishes, or other items. Wash these items thoroughly with soap and water after use.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick whenever possible.
  • Practice other good health habits: Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home or work, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick or have a fever and notify the office immediately.
  • Call the office immediately if you notice a client in your care displaying flu like symptoms, a fever, cough and runny nose or difficulty breathing.

We remain deeply committed to our client and staff wellness and will continue to share new information with you, as necessary, about this evolving situation.

Please feel free to call the office (781-659-1877) any time with questions, and let’s all do our best to stay healthy!