Wellstar Community Report – July 2018 - June 2020

SAFEHANDSONCARE Wellstar leads an all-hands-on-deck effort to protect team members and patients through a historic pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented time for our community, state and nation. Amid the pandemic, Wellstar has been collaborating and working to keep both team members and patients safe. One focus has been on team member wellness and resiliency. Wellstar has developed resources and tool kits to support team members in self-care aimed at positively impacting mind, body and day-to- day life. A healthy team member is important in providing safe, quality care to patients. Wellstar also reinforces specific strategies to keep team members and patients healthy and reduce the likelihood of contracting COVID-19, such as: ● Continue to wear a face mask/covering in public. ● Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from people who do not live with you. ● Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in public places, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

● Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze —or use the inside of your elbow. ● Avoid crowds—the more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19. ● Avoid indoor spaces that do not offer fresh outdoor air as much as possible; if indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible. ● Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks. ● Be alert for COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cough, loss of taste/smell and/or shortness of breath. Take your temperature if symptoms develop.


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