IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS from CCAP Family Health Services
A new coronavirus called 2019 Novel (new) Coronavirus was first found in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This virus had not been found in humans before. This coronavirus can lead to fever, cough and trouble breathing or shortness of breath. There are cases all over the world including cases in the United States with cases in Rhode Island. CCAP is closely monitoring the situation and receiving regular updates from the CDC and RI Department of Health. Our goal is to keep everyone safe!
What do we know?
Since this virus is very new, health authorities continue to carefully watch how this virus spreads. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working hard to learn as much as possible about this new virus, so that we can better understand how it spreads and causes illness. The CDC considers this virus to be a serious public health concern. Based on current information the CDC recommends avoiding travel to certain countries with widespread disease.
How Does 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus Spread?
Health experts believe the virus probably spreads from animals to humans and from person to person. It’s not clear yet how easily the virus spreads from person-to-person but we know that it can spread through respiratory droplets.
If you are sick with respiratory symptoms: COUGH, FEVER, SHORTNESS OF BREATH or if you are concerned about possibly having coronavirus – We are here to help!
Please call the office FIRST
CCAP Family Health Services Health Centers:
Family Health Services of Cranston – 401.943.1981, Family Health Services of Coventry – 401.828.5335, Everett C. Wilcox Health Center, Warwick – 401.732.9090, Primary Care Partners Health Center, Warwick 401.384.6007
There are currently no vaccines available to protect against this virus. We recommend the following ways to minimize the spread of all respiratory viruses, including coronavirus:
- Wash your hands often
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow
- Keep surfaces clean
We encourage you to keep up to date about Coronavirus, its treatment and prevention by reviewing information at www.cdc.org or www.health.ri.gov.
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