March 5 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

COVID 19 Image from the CDC

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus that was first identified in China. It is contagious and includes symptoms like fever, cough, and shortness of breath. U.S. health officials have advised that Americans should be prepared for significant disruption due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

We are following the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) response to the COVID-19 closely and advise members to take the following steps:

1) Keep it clean

Clean your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds after being in public areas, and if you’re around someone who isn’t feeling well. Also, clean frequently touched objects.

2) Avoid contact with sick people

Avoid close contact with people who are sick and avoid traveling to locations where there are outbreaks of the coronavirus. And if you get sick, stay home to avoid spreading the virus to others.

3) Contact Teladoc

Teladoc doctors can answer questions about the disease, evaluate your risk, and provide support by a phone or video call to help relieve symptoms for affected patients, addressing both physical and mental health needs. Friday members speak with a Teladoc doctor for a $45 flat fee.

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