COVID-19 NSMC Updates

New  Caring for your Family Member with COVID-19 at home

If you or a member of your family has tested positive for COVID-19 and can be cared for at home, please review this guide to keep you and your family safe—and to avoid spreading infection to others in your household and community. 

Caring for someone with COVID-19 at home

What to Do If You Feel Sick

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your primary health care provider.

For your safety and the safety of others, please do not come to an urgent care clinic or emergency room for COVID-19 testing unless you have been instructed to do so.

If you have life-threatening symptoms such as difficulty breathing or chest pressure, please call 911.

Stay home except to get medical care

  • Get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids.
  • Do not visit public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
  • Stay in touch with your doctor.
  • If you feel worse or you think it is an emergency, call your doctor's office --call before you get medical care.
  • Wear a face mask when you are around other people and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.

Follow the usual precautions for protecting yourself and your family members:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly (for at least 20 seconds) after sneezing, blowing your nose, coughing or using the bathroom, and before preparing or eating food.
  • Lather your hands with the soap and also lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Rinse your hands well with  clean running water and dry them on a clean towel or air dry them.
  • If soap and water are not available use an alcohol-based and sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • If you cough or sneeze, do so into the bend of your elbow, not your hand. Or use a tissue, and then throw it away immediately afterward.
  • At home, clean often-touched surfaces such as doors and doorknobs, cabinet handles, bathroom hardware, tabletops, phones, tablets and keyboards regularly with disinfectant.

Accepting Donations

We are actively looking to our community for donations of PPE equipment to assist our healthcare workers and keep them safe to care for loved ones.

We’re accepting supplies and monetary donations.

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