What You Need to Know: COVID-19 Basics

COVID-19 is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person and between people in close contact with one another. The virus is thought to spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. A health care provider can give you instructions for seeking care, including options for testing, while minimizing the risk of exposing others. You can locate a provider near you at Swedish.org.

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Use our new online coronavirus assessment tool. We developed this “chat” tool to help you assess your risk and to connect you with a provider virtually if you are at a higher risk for the virus.

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Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place. Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol, if soap and water aren’t available.

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Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash (putting a tissue on a table contaminates the surface of the table with germs).

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Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

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Stay home.

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Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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Take extra precautions to reduce the likelihood of exposure, if you are at a higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

There are several things you should do if you are sick or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, and have a fever or respiratory illness (cough or shortness of breath):

  • Stay home if you are sick or believe you have been exposed to the virus, even if you aren’t showing any symptoms.
  • Avoid public areas and transportation.
  • Call your health care provider or schedule a Virtual Visit first and before coming into the doctor’s office or emergency department.
  • Avoid coming to the emergency department, unless you have a health emergency and/or you have been advised by your health care provider to do so. This helps prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection.
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals as much as possible, while you are sick.
  • Wear a face mask, if you are sick.
  • Monitor yourself for fever, coughing and shortness of breath.
  • Take the same precautions you would if you had the common cold or flu (e.g., wash your hands frequently).

For more guidance, please visit the CDC website.

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Important information and operational updates.

Honor Our Front Line Caregivers

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Honor Our Front Line Caregivers

Swedish Gratitude Garden

We invite you to help us recognize and appreciate these heroes by sending a special note to Swedish caregivers and all of the brave heroes on the front lines.

Send a THANK YOU, or a simple note of gratitude to our Swedish team and healthcare workers all across the state, the nation and the world.

Your messages will help bring moments of peace and comfort during this stressful time.

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Fighting coronavirus, COVID-19

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Fighting coronavirus, COVID-19

Join us as we respond to significant needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re also grateful for you. As a philanthropic supporter of Swedish, we consider you a partner in the vital work. Together we can help our community deal with this significant concern.

You can bolster our response to COVID-19 in many ways, including making a cash gift, donating medical supplies or food to nourish our hardworking caregivers or volunteering your time.

 

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