Q: “Why is this called COVID-19?”
A: There are many types of coronaviruses that cause upper-respiratory illnesses. COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. “CO” stands for “Corona”, “VI” stands for “Virus”, “D” is for Disease, and 19 refers to the year, 2019, when it began in Wuhan China. COVID-19
Q: Can COVID-19 be spread through food, including restaurant take out, refrigerated or frozen packaged food?
A: Coronaviruses are spread from person to person through respiratory droplets. There is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. It is always important to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before preparing or eating food.
For more common questions and answers please see the CDC/Faq.
Q: “Why do I have to wear a mask when entering CVRMC?”
A: CVRMC respects all viewpoints regarding COVID-19. Our mission is the health and wellness of all our patients, staff, and guests. Because very little is known about COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions that would ensure the safety of all. By wearing a face covering, you are protecting others just in case you are “asymptomatic” – you are sick but do not have symptoms. Maintain social distancing and wash your hands frequently to help reduce the spread.
Q: “Does a cloth face cover need to be professionally sewn or purchased at a store?”
No, you can make one from items you find around the house.
There are also other videos on the internet on how to make a simple face covering.
Q: “Should a cloth face cover be washed?”
A: Absolutely. These become contaminated and should be washed daily after use in hot, soapy water.
Q: “Is it safe for me to go into the hospital?”
A: Yes. The hospital is taking every precaution to ensure sterilization and cleanliness. Please practice social distancing, cover your cough/sneeze tightly in your elbow, wash hands.
Q: “Why can’t I stay with my loved one?”
A: It has been shown in other areas of the country that limiting the number of people in and out of the hospital has been very beneficial in slowing the spread of the disease. We have to work together to slow the disease down in order to have enough medical supplies, personnel and beds to care for those who might become sick. We highly encourage Facetime, Skype, Facebook, etc. to keep in contact with your loved one.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak: Person Under Investigation (PUI) & Close Contact At-Home Guidance**