Know the symptoms

• If you develop COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cough and trouble breathing, call your doctor first.

• Some doctors offer telephone and “telehealth” visits to avoid the potential of spreading the virus to other patients and health care workers in the office.

Our House Home Care’s COVID-19 Preparedness Response

  • Our House has assembled a COVID-19 Team to coordinate our preparedness regarding COVID-19.  The Our House team is closely monitoring the latest developments regarding COVID-19 in order to ensure that we are following all recommendations from local health authorities and to implement measures to ensure a safe workplace.

  • Our House is suspending all non-essential, work-related travel.  This protocol will be evaluated and updated as needed.  Non-essential, work-related travel includes, for example, visits to local Our House field offices.  Essential travel, such as travelling to assignments, should continue.

  • Our House has communicated safety expectations to our employees regarding COVID-19 including: proper handwashing, avoiding contact with others as much as possible, staying home from work when sick, and following recommended protocols and guidelines when applicable.

  • Our House will be continuously evaluating the risk of COVID-19 exposure at Our House offices in accordance with OSHA requirements and current CDC recommendations. In the event, there is a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 exposure at any Our House location office, we will immediately coordinate with appropriate federal, state, or local health officials to determine the appropriate response.

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Be Prepared

  1. Have a COVID-19 plan for yourself and/or draw up one for your loved ones and review it.

  2. Have a list of your daily medications and time of day you take them. That way a caregiver will be able to help you if you get sick.

  3. Obtain at least a 30-day supply of your prescription drugs.

  4. Stock up on tissues and over-the-counter medicines to treat fever, cough and other symptoms should they arise.

  5. Have enough groceries and household items to be comfortable staying home for a few weeks. Make sure you have enough supplies.

  6. Draw up an emergency contact list.

  7. If you have a caregiver, make a backup plan for care in case he or she falls sick.

  8. If you are a caretaker, monitor your their food, supplies and medical needs such as oxygen, dialysis and wound care. And most importantly, have a backup plan.