Learn how you can help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, at home and at work.
The number of cases of the coronavirus, in the United States is rising, causing increased concern about how to stop the spread of this new disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 38 states and the District of Columbia reported cases as of March 11. This is an evolving situation with new information becoming available throughout each day.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Here are everyday preventive actions you can take to help protect yourself and others.
In addition to everyday preventive measures, all workplaces should have plans that focus on preparation for an outbreak in their community. Here are things employers can do to help protect the health of their employees and those they serve.
Patients with the coronavirus have mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have the coronavirus or have recently visited an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of the coronavirus, call your doctor and follow their instructions (they will be following the CDC’s guidelines for evaluating possible coronavirus patients).
Effective immediately, all three medical options (PPO, EPO, and HDHP) will pay 100 percent of the cost — you pay no deductible, copay, or copayment — for coronavirus testing when done by a network provider.