There is no higher priority to our Elaine Ellis Center of Health family than the safety of our patients and employees. We are attentively following the evolving situation with Coronavirus in our area and are in close communication with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the department of health. According to the most recent information from the CDC, for most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. This virus is spread in large droplets then someone with the virus coughs or sneezes. The air will not infect you but all the surfaces where infected droplets land will be contaminated and remain potentially infectious for about a week. This virus affects the lungs.
Things you can do to protect yourself from exposure:
If you are sick and have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, go to the nearest emergency room. Hospitals have isolation rooms and ventilators that community healthcare centers do not.
If you are in need of services we can provide, we want you to feel confident when visiting our healthcare centers. As a result, we are taking the following precautions in the interest of our patients’ and employees’ health and safety:
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
Let the EECH staff know if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms before you come for your appointment. We may need to get other information from you for the safety of our other patients and staff.
Thank you for your patience and trust in Elaine Ellis Center of Health. We are prepared to assist you through these challenging situations. Please continue to visit our website for further updates as they become available.