As worldwide concerns increase regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Bolanos Associates is actively monitoring continuously by following the latest guidance from the following reliable sources:
At this time, there are no immediate concerns regarding our ability to continue providing care for patients with no disruptions in service. If the situation changes and we foresee any impact to business operations, we will immediately communicate with our employees, customers, and patients.
As with both our patients and employees, we encourage you to help prevent infection by observing these simple measures:
- Observe proper hygiene. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer, and cover any coughs or sneezes.
- Clean an disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home if you aren't feeling well, especially if you have a fever. Remain home until you are fever-free for 24 hours. Avoid contact with others who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid all non-essential travel. If you must travel, be prepared-confirm government entry requirements for any international trips and follow health and safety guidelines in all airports.
The CDC website also offers valuable information for healthcare personnel that you may find useful - What Healthcare Personnel Should Know about Caring for Patients with Confirmed or Possible COVID-19 Infection.
Here is some additional coronavirus information you may find useful.
- Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019
- Stop the Spread of Germs (English)
- Detenga la Propagación de los Microbios (Español)
- COVID-19 Traveler Information Card
We are also aware that many of you may have travel plans for spring break. However, CDC has issued extensive travel advisories for areas experiencing wider "community spread" of the virus. As of March 3, 2020, China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran are listed at Warning Level 3; Japan is at Alert Level 2; and Hong Kong is at Watch Level 1. Please keep in mind that travel notices are changing almost daily. If you are traveling for spring break you are encouraged to please check the most current CDC travel health notices by visiting https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices. The CDC strongly recommends that travel to countries at an alert Level 2 or Warning Level 3 by put on hold for the foreseeable future.
Our provider network is a key component to offering high quality care to our patients, and we thank you for your continued partnership.
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