It starts with a simple health risk assessment and health history along with current health issues and medications. Keep a daily record of your health by tracking it on your app and notify your provider if you begin experiencing symptoms. You can even share your health information with the providers you choose with a unique QR code! If you don’t have a healthcare provider, you can find a highly-rated provider right from the app along with recommended resources near you, including telehealth options. Get started on taking control of your health—right from the convenience of your smartphone. InXite is committed to updating you with all the latest coronavirus news as it happens. Stay tuned for further developments.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO/ KNOW
InXite Takes Covid-19 Very Seriously
Coronavirus—what you need to know
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing increasing concern worldwide. InXite Health Systems is carefully monitoring this situation to provide our clients, patients and employees with the most up-to-date information as it becomes available. Leading researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide the most current information on this disease, including announcements from the White House.
Here are some precautions to take:
• Stay home when you are sick (especially if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills or fatigue).
• Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
• Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze, and discard used tissues in the trash.
• Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
• Clean frequently touched surfaces.
Here are the President’s coronavirus guidelines for America:
15 DAYS TO SLOW THE SPREAD
• Listen to and follow the directions of your STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES
• IF YOU FEEL SICK, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
• IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE SICK, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.
• IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE for the coronavirus, keep
the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.
• IF YOU ARE AN OLDER PERSON, stay home and away from other people.
• IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.
DO YOUR PART TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS
Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
• Work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible.
• IF YOU WORK IN A CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INDUSTRY, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. You and your employees should follow CDC guidance to protect your health a work.• AVOID SOCIAL GATHERINGS in groups of more than 10 people.
• Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants and food courts—USE DRIVE-THRU, PICKUP OR DELIVERY OPTIONS.
• AVOID DISCRETIONARY TRAVEL, shopping trips and social visits.
• DO NOT VISIT nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
• PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE:
o Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
o Avoid touching your face.
o Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
o Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
President Trump expands telehealth benefits for Medicare beneficiaries during COVID-19 outbreak
The Trump Administration today announced expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that will enable beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. Beginning on March 6, 2020, Medicare—administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)—will temporarily pay clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries residing across the entire country. Read the article in its entirety here.
Text message rumors of a national quarantine are FAKE
There is no national lockdown. The CDC has and will continue to post the latest guidance on CDC.gov.
The CDC recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting your home
Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings. Click here for detailed cleaning and disinfecting practices.