COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)

Pediatric Center of Waynesburg

COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)
NEWS & RESOURCES

Cornerstone Care is committed to the health and safety of our patients, our employees, and the communities that we serve.  

 

We have substantially increased cleaning and disinfecting through all our locations, with a special emphasis on surfaces touched by many people. We are closely monitoring the health of everyone at Cornerstone Care. Safety of our patients is our top priority, so we will be screening all patients on the phone and in our locations.

 

We are actively monitoring the rapidly changing events related to COVID-19 or Novel Coronavirus. As the risk evolves daily, Cornerstone Care will continue to monitor updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and follow the CDC’s guidelines for prevention and treatment.

 

Our Primary Care teams are equipped to assess potential Coronavirus cases, and we have implemented increased infection control in our Primary Care Centers to help prevent the spread of the virus. Please be aware that these special precautions may disrupt some of our usual patient flows.  

 

Common symptoms of COVID-19 or Novel Coronavirus include Fever, Cough and Shortness of Breath. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call any of our Primary Care Health Centers to speak to a member of our clinical team. They will instruct you on next steps. Due to extra precautions, please do not visit the health center unless advised to do so by our medical personnel.

 

You can help to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus by:

  • Washing your hands with soap and water (for at least 20 seconds) and using alcohol-based hand sanitizer.  

  • Eliminating any close contact with people who are known to be sick (for example, do not shake hands with any person who is coughing or sneezing).  

  • Avoiding large social gatherings such as conferences and concerts.  

  • Regularly monitoring yourself for signs of fever or other symptoms.  

  • Routinely cleaning all frequently touched surfaces in the home and workplace such as, countertops, sinks, seating, workstations and doorknobs.  

 

If you would like more information on COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov or the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health’s website at www.health.pa.gov.   

REGULARLY UPDATED AND RELIABLE INFORMATION

Reliable Information -

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

  • PA Department of Health

  • World Health Organization

Updated Travel Health Notices -

  • China

  • Italy

  • South Korea

  • Japan

  • Iran

  • Hong Kong

HOW CORNERSTONE CARE IS PREPARING

  • Asking patients if they have traveled to affected areas and/or have a cough OR fever

  • Continuing to clean and disinfect our sites

  • Ordering necessary supplies

  • Working on operational protocols

  • Connecting with the local Emergency Response Team to prepare for any health or safety issues locally

  • The clinical leadership team remains informed and continues to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 internationally and in the U.S.

SIMPLE PREVENTION

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

  • Limit how often you touch your face

  • Cover coughs/sneezes with your elbow

  • Clean surfaces and frequently touched items often

  • Ask for a face mask if you have a cough OR fever

  • Stay home if you are sick

  • If you are sick with a fever, cough, or have difficulty breathing, and have traveled to or were in close contact with someone  experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, schedule a medical appointment

  • Get your information from regularly updated and reliable sources (see below)

  • Get your household ready for a possible outbreak

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT COVID-19

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

How it spreads -

  • Through the air by coughing or sneezing

  • Close personal contact (touching or shaking hands)

  • Touching an object of surface with the virus on it

  • Occasionally, fecal contamination

Symptoms -

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Symptoms may appear 2—14 days after exposure

If you are experiencing symptoms call us 24/7 at 1 (855) 4MYMDCC / 1 (855) 469-6322 to schedule a medical appointment.

A message from Dr. Dan Church, MD