Protecting Our Communities
Precaution and Prevention
Slow the Spread
The safety of our patients, and physicians is our top priority. We have highly trained infection prevention practitioners who closely follow the guidelines of the CDC and the local public health department.
COVID-19 Resources & Information
With the continued spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 is causing concern around the world, RSBCIHI is committed to providing relevant information for our communities and tips for preventing the spread of this serious disease.
Using good hygiene practices can further reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19. Here are some simple preventative measures you can take:
- If you are symptomatic (fever, coughing, sneezing, body aches, etc.) do not go out in public where you can infect others. The common influenza/flu virus is also very active right now and has killed more people already this year than COVID-19. If you’re sick, stay home!
- Frequently wash hands with soap and warm water, scrubbing hands for at least 20 seconds. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer may also be effective.
- Follow proper etiquette when sneezing or coughing. Sneeze and cough into your elbow rather than your hand to avoid spreading the germs.
- Consider using a mask when traveling or in public areas. Masks should especially be used if you are coughing or sneezing frequently.
- Maintain at least 3 feet (1 meter) between yourself and other people in public, if possible. Avoid close contact with those who cough or are sneezing.
- Avoid touching/rubbing your eyes, nose and mouth, especially in public places where germs are easily spread.
- If you develop a cough or experience changes in your breathing, see your primary care physician as soon as possible. Be prepared share your travel history with the doctor.
- Avoid open markets and direct contact with animals/animal products
- Use careful food-safety practices (cook food thoroughly, wash produce well, use only pasteurized milk, etc.).
Our program includes registered dietitians, nutritionists, and certified nutrition educators available to answer your nutrition-related questions.
World Health Organization
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most countries around the world have seen cases of COVID-19 and many are experiencing outbreaks.However, the situation is unpredictable so check regularly for the latest news.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and community spread in the United States. Learn more about what we’re doing to protect and prepare communities.
The Indian Health Service continues to work closely with our tribal partners and state and local public health officials to coordinate a comprehensive public health response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this public health threat.
U.S. State Department
The Department of State is taking decisive action to inform and safeguard U.S. citizens overseas, protect the homeland, advance the Administration’s commitment to building global health security capacity for this and future outbreaks, and reduce the impact for U.S. companies and supply chains overseas.
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