Here are some tips from DoctorsCare on how you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
With the uncertainty of this pandemic and when it will be under control, everyone must do their part in helping to slow the spread of this virus.
Wear a cloth face cover
- The CDC now advises everyone to wear a cloth face cover when going out in public.
- The cloth face cover is meant to protect you as well as those around you.
- DO NOT use a face mask meant for health care workers.
- Even while wearing a face mask, you still need to stay 6’ away from others.
- For more information, see CDC Guidelines.
Help slow the spread
- Stay at home!
- Avoid any non-essential travel.
- Avoid social gatherings of 10 or more people.
- Practice social distancing.
- Stay 6’ apart from others.
- Stay connected with your family and friends through video calls, texts, and social media.
- Stay away from people who are sick.
- Wash your hands often.
- Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect household surfaces.
- Especially high-touch surfaces like phones, remote controls, counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, keyboards, and tablets.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth, then discard.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow – not your hands.
Who is at higher risk?
- According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are at higher risk of getting sick from COVID-19 are:
- People of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions such as heart, lung or liver diseases or who have weakened immune systems, like people undergoing cancer treatments.
We are all in this together and by practicing these tips, we will all do our part to help stop the spread.
DoctorsCare has been serving Clarksville, TN since opening in 2002. Our walk-in centers are designed for life’s little twists and turns and we accept walk-in patients of all ages. If you are experiencing any signs of COVID-19, please do not visit either of our DoctorsCare clinics as we currently do not have the means to test, treat, or isolate potential cases. Instead, call your primary care provider, the Montgomery County Health Department, or the Tennova Emergency Department.
- Sango office – 2302 Madison Street (931) 245-2400
- St. Bethlehem office – 2320 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. (931) 645-1564