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Please call a health care provider if you are experiencing these symptoms:

Fever

Cough

Difficulty Breathing

Our Commitment Remains,

Caring Choices remains ready to protect the health and well-being of our community. Guided by public health best practices, we have taken several steps to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) while continuing to provide our most essential services. We are closely monitoring and evaluating guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will update you as our response evolves.


Supporting the health and wellness of all our community members is essential as the local and national response to COVID-19 continues to rapidly change. We provide many essential community services that are needed now more than ever and caring for vulnerable individuals who are only becoming more vulnerable as a result of this public health emergency. Our top priority is always the health and well-being of our clients, employees, and community.


We are taking every precaution with our staff and requiring employees to stay home if they are feeling sick or have family members who are sick. Our staff are limiting their time in our office by working from home. We are performing additional cleaning of our Caring Choices offices with disinfectant to keep staff healthy. All staff and clients are provided with homemade masks and hand sanitizer to help stop transmission.


We are not making home visits to clients, we are utilizing the phone and other technology to assist with caring for clients at home. We do have Personal Protective Equipment known as PPE (N-95 face masks, gowns, and gloves) for our staff to wear; in the event our employees need to go into the community or to a clients home, PPE is currently in limited supply; hence we are in contact with our State Public Health officials to obtain additional equipment and are being thoughtful in determining who will receive a home visit.


Caring Choices is considered an essential service but with current recommendations to keep our staff and community safe our offices are now closed to the public. We will continue to monitor the situation and adhere to the guidelines set by the CDC and our local public health officials for COVID-19 and will work diligently to make sure all our clients are protected from possible exposure.


Sincerely,


Barbara Hanna Ph.D., RN, PHN, CCM

President

  • You should wear a facemask when you leave your house at all times. The mask needs to cover your mouth and nose. 

​There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take steps to protect others

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.​

stop the spread

Only venture out for nessisaties, and practice socail distancing. Wash hands and cover all coughs. Stay home if you can.

​Wear a facemask if you leave your house

Avoid close contact

if you think you are sick

Call a health care provider, do not just show up. Follow the instructions from the health care provider

KNOW HOW IT SPREADS

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tAKE STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

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​Stay home if you’re sick​

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  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A free 24/7 Medi-Nurse advice line to answer questions about COVID-19 for anyone who does not have insurance or has Medi-Cal but does not have a regular doctor.

Cover coughs and sneezes

​​​TOLL FREE 1.866.703.3873

Clean your hands often




Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.




Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.