Vireo Health’s Medical Education Team Newsletter, Issue: 1
As we continue to monitor and protect the heath and safety of our patients and team members, it is important for our physician-led company to stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 related news. We want to share the below information and resources to help keep you better informed!
– Paloma Lehfeldt, MD and Sarah Overby, LPN
HELPFUL COVID-19 RESOURCES
The best resource for continually updated information about COVID-19 is the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The links below take you to the COVID-19 hubs on both of these organizations’ websites.
Other Useful Information & Links:
- COVID Explained and What You Should Do (helpful video animation!)
- John Hopkins Interactive Cases Map
- FEMA’s Coronavirus Rumor Control
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19
Q: What are the main symptoms of the novel coronavirus?
A: The three most common symptoms are fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
Q: If I feel any of the symptoms what should I do?
A: Contact your health care provider, maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from anybody.
Q: How is coronavirus spread?
A: The virus is spread mainly by person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets but may also be spread by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
Q: How do I prevent the spread of coronavirus?
A: Wash your hands, clean and disinfect surfaces, cover your coughs/sneezes and stay home if you are sick.
Q: Should I be tested for coronavirus?
A: Learn more about when to be tested – or not tested – at this Virtuwell blog
Next week we will be discussing COVID-19 and Mental Health, providing important resources to help you protect your mental well-being.
We hope you and your family are staying positive, safe, and healthy in these difficult times!
Paloma Lehfeldt, MD
Vireo Director of Medical Education
Sarah Overby, LPN
MinnMed Director of Medical Education