As the recent global pandemic of coronavirus has affected our communities worldwide, we at Westchester General Hospital are committed to serve our community by giving them the best care possible to ensure our patients, their families, and our community remains safe.
For the health and safety of our patients, families, and employees, the following guidelines have been implemented:
Patients are encouraged to use electronic devices, such as smart phones or tablets, utilizing applications like FaceTime or Skype to connect with family, friends, and loved ones.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 abbreviated as COVID-19 is a rapidly spreading respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It is a part of a family of viruses that cause the common cold and result in a range of flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. COVID-19 was first described in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and since then has become a global pandemic affecting over 2,000,000 individuals in more than 185 countries resulting in more than 130,000 deaths worldwide.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
Based on the most current information available, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, although ANYONE can contract the disease.
Based on what we know now, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:
People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:
COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close person-to-person contact by respiratory droplets from someone who is infected. People who are infected often have symptoms of illness, however, some people, without symptoms, may be able to spread virus.
COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads and the severity of illness it causes.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus.
Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-base rub. Also routinely clean frequently touched surfaces
There are laboratory tests that can identify the virus that causes COVID-19 in respiratory specimens. The CDC has distributed tests to state and local public health departments. Some medical providers and private hospitals have tests that were developed by commercial manufacturers.
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Must have symptoms of COVID-19 and fall into
one of three categories:
● Healthcare Worker or
● Seniors aged 65 or older
● Recently traveled abroad
There are no definite treatments for COVID-19 disease. Currently, the recommended treatment regimens are being utilized. Please refer to CDC for further information.
“Flatten the curve” refers to the rate of COVID-19 infection over time. Implementing social distancing, stay-at-home orders and other measures can help “flatten the curve” by reducing the number of people who are infected within a specific time period. A slower infection rate also lowers the demand for health care services at any one time and spreads this demand over a longer period of time. The goal is for the need for healthcare services never to exceed the capacity of our healthcare resources.
These are some recommendations to help preventive the spread of COVID-19. You will notice these are similar to the recommendations for flu and cold spread prevention.
If COVID-19 is spreading within your community, public health officials may ask you to take extra precautions. These may include:
Information regarding COVID-19 is changing on a day to day basis as we get more information regarding the virus. To stay up-to-date with recommendations and information, please visit the following resources provided.