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WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center clinical leaders and teams from the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department, West Virginia Homeland Security, Local EMS and 911 Dispatch have developed a COVID-19 Preparedness Taskforce to review all aspects of our local area’s emergency preparation plan. The community leaders initial meeting allowed constituents to come together to discuss implementation of preparedness policies surrounding the nationwide COVID-19 virus and how WVU Medicine Camden Clark stands ready to work with multiple area community healthcare-focused groups as it pertains to the virus’ potential spread.
WVU Medicine Camden Clark has experience with handling infectious diseases and infection control of serious viruses. Our infection prevention teams are working in conjunction with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and local health authorities to provide information and implement policies intended to ensure the continued health and safety of our community.
Sick individuals are urged to stay home. WVU Medicine Camden Clark would like to stress the importance of preventative measures. WVU Medicine Camden Clark has a dedicated webpage which provides education, prevention and precaution information available at:
Gov. Jim Justice and the DHHR announced the creation of an information hotline Monday. Residents can get answers to questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) at 1-800-887-4304.
Health officials note that most West Virginians are unlikely to be exposed to COVID-19 at this time, and the immediate health risk is low. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, due to the rapidly changing nature of the spread of COVID-19 around the world, it is important to prepare for potential community spread.
Meanwhile, health officials say the best steps to avoid contracting COVID-19 are:
Washing your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or the bend of your elbow, not your hands.
Using the nearest waste receptacle to dispose of the tissue after use.
Avoiding contact with sick or affected individuals.