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COVID-19 Information

In addition to standard COVID-19 prevention recommendations, health care and home care workers should take the following precautions:

  • Get vaccinated.
  • Wear a face mask in public.
  • Monitor your health for coronavirus symptoms (new onset of fever, cough, sore throat and/or shortness of breath) every day and before each shift.
  • Diligently practice universal precautions.
  • Ensure you are familiar with COVID-19 etiology, symptoms and care requirements. Stay informed about the pandemic through your local health department.
  • Wear personal protective equipment and learn how to optimize its use with tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    After each shift, immediately remove work clothing and wash thoroughly.

CDC Recommendations

Click the link below for the specific recommendations directly from the CDC website.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Find information for COVID-19 vaccination administration, storage and handing, reporting, and patient education for each specific vaccine

Caring for Someone Who Is Ill

  • Follow the health care provider’s instructions. Care plans may include directions for medications, nutrition, rest and when to seek additional medical care.
  • Assist with basic needs. You may need to provide help with getting groceries, picking up prescriptions and other personal needs.
  • Monitor symptoms. Call the health care provider and report any worsening symptoms. If there is a medical emergency, call 911 and tell them the patient has, or is being evaluated for, COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands often. Use soap and water to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. If you’re not able to wash your hands, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60% to 95% alcohol, rubbing hands together until they are dry.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Utilize the appropriate face masks. As the caregiver, you should wear the appropriate disposable medical grade or N95 mask when you are in the same room as the patient.
  • Wear a disposable face mask and gloves. If you have contact with the patient’s blood, stool or body fluids, wear an appropriate medical grade face mask and gloves.
  • Do not reuse face masks and gloves. They are all one-time use.
  • When removing the personal protective equipment, remove and dispose of the gloves. Immediately clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Then, remove and dispose of the face mask, and immediately clean your hands again with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Properly dispose of personal protective equipment. Place contaminated gloves, face masks and other items in a lined container before disposing of them with other household waste. Clean your hands immediately after handling these items.


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