Q & A: COVID-19 in the workplace
Coronavirus Disease 2019
Protecting yourself Against COVID-19
When to use a mask
If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with suspected 2019-nCoV infection.
Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing.
Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
If you wear a mask, then you must know how to use it and dispose of it properly
How to use a mask
Before putting on a mask, clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
Cover mouth and nose with mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
Replace the mask with a new one as soon as it is damp and do not re-use single-use masks.
To remove the mask: remove it from behind (do not touch the front of mask); discard immediately in a closed bin; clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
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As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, our number one concern at Beloved Community Family Wellness Center is the health and well-being of our patients and employees.
To ensure that all patients and employees are safe, Beloved Community Family Wellness Center is taking all recommended measures to address and contain the spread of the coronavirus.
We continue to monitor the situation very closely and have put infection control safety measures in place that are in line with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as the local and state health departments.
You depend on us every day for your healthcare needs, and we are going to continue to provide access to the healthcare services you count on.
If you believe that you, or a family member, have symptoms of coronavirus (fever and respiratory symptoms) or have been exposed to someone who has been confirmed with coronavirus, please CALL our health center at 773.651.3629 for further health information.
IF YOU ARE FEELING SICK, PLEASE DO NOT WALK INTO THE HEALTH CENTER WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL FIRST.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
The symptoms are similar to flu or pneumonia and can include:
Shortness of breath
A person with coronavirus typically has symptoms between 2 and 14 days after they have been exposed to the virus.
You may be at additional risk for coronavirus if you have recently traveled outside of the U.S. to Italy, China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, or Europe.
What should I do if I am worried that I or a family member might have coronavirus?
Please CALL our health center at 773.651.3629 for further health information.
How can I protect myself and my family?
Please take precautions and remember to follow these critical measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus:
Stay home when sick
Cover coughs and sneezes with elbow/tissue and immediately throw it away.
Do not cover your mouth with bare hands.
Wash your hands often, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Clean touched surfaces and objects frequently
Practice social isolation as much as possible and avoid large gatherings.
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Again, if you have symptoms of the coronavirus and believe you have been exposed, CALL Beloved Community Family Wellness Center at 773.651-3629 to discuss your symptoms with someone from our healthcare team. We are here to assist you. We will continue to update you as we learn more.
Thank you for being a valued Beloved Community Family Wellness Center patient.
Please stay safe and take care!
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.
Why? Avoiding contact with others and maintain social distancing. Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Message from the CEO Regarding COVID-19
Efforts at Beloved Community Family Wellness Center
On behalf of all employees, patients, visitors, and the community we serve at Beloved Community Family Wellness Center (BCFWC), our hearts go out to all those who have been impacted by COVID-19—this includes not only those diagnosed with the virus, but also their friends and family, those whose jobs and schools have been impacted and so many more. BCFWC is doing everything possible to protect its employees, patients, and the communities it serves. Our focus is, as always, on the health and safety of our employees, patients, visitors, and the communities.
BCFWC is taking all necessary precautions to limit risk of exposure at all of our sites. In an effort to protect our patients and the communities we serve effective March 9th, and until further notice, we are providing telephone assessments with most of our patients. We will continue to see patients’ face-to face in our office as well. For telephone appointments, you will receive a call from your doctor and/or nurse regarding your health. Telephone doctor’s calls will be billed to your insurance and/or in accordance to our sliding fee scale.
For additional information regarding your appointment or to speak with your doctor, please call us at 773-651-3629. For our Robbins, Illinois site location, please call us at: 708-577-5060.
We are committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the low-income, uninsured, under-insured, elderly, patients with chronic conditions, moms-to-be, infants and children, our communities and anyone who comes through our doors. We are Caring People Caring for You!
Margie Johnson, MS
Chief Executive Officer