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Coronavirus/COVID -19

Information sources from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Harris County Public Health (HCDH)

Protecting the Health of our Patients and Staff

SBCHC is closely monitoring the situation, following Center for Disease Control guidelines, and maintaining communications with Harris Health and other community health care providers. We have implemented processes based on CDC guidelines, such as posting signs for hand washing at all of our centers, cleaning as directed by the CDC, and providing ongoing trainings to ensure we are doing all that we can to protect and care for our patients and staff.

Information you need to know

How can I avoid infection with COVID-19?

According to the CDC, the immediate health risk of COVID-19 to the American public is LOW. However, you can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses with these actions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. (https://youtu.be/d914EnpU4Fo)
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Watch for symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Call your doctor if you…
Develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19
Have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

For additional information visit the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html or HCPH at http://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/Resources/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.


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