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COVID-19 and WRMCSN Services

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Corporate Memo

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To:      WRMCSN Staff, WRMCSN Volunteers, WRMCSN Client/ Patients

From: Esther Caruso-Golleher, Chief Executive Officer

CC:     WRMCSN Board of Trustees, WRMCSN Shareholders

 

Subject: WRMCSN COVID-19 Response

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       Thank you for your cooperation during this season of uncertainty. We are confident that God is with us in the midst of the storm and that He will protect us and give us wisdom. We will remain open in order to serve our community, but we will take necessary measures to do so responsibly. Women’s Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada is committed to the safety and care of our clients, volunteers and staff by consistently ensuring best-practice standards in our clinic and operations.

In response to COVID-19, the additional protocol will be implemented immediately:

Facility

1.    Lobby chairs and counters will be wiped down every two hours and Lysol will be sprayed in the perimeter of the room every four hours.

2.    Client/ Patient Rooms will be disinfected after every session.

3.    Restrooms and lab will be disinfected twice a day.

4.    Staff offices: each employee will clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

Staff and Volunteers, Clients/ Patients

Staff members and volunteers will not enter the facility if they are experiencing symptoms or if they have been exposed to anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Clients/ Patients will be screened prior to entering the facility. Screen - identify individuals who may be sick with COVID-19, do not see them, and refer them promptly for appropriate care. See In-Center Coronavirus Screening Form. See Phone Call Screening Tool.

 

In addition, clients/ patients will be asked to follow this protocol;

1.    Social distancing: Please stand 6 feet away from the front desk when checking in or sit 6 feet from other patients in the waiting room when possible.

2.    Plan to attend any appointments alone, unless it is critical for someone to accompany you. Any guests of patients will also be asked screening questions for Coronavirus and, if deemed positive for risk factors, will be asked to wait outside the building. If a patient or guest refuses to wear a mask when asked by staff, they will also be asked to leave or wait outside the office.

3.    For patients with cold symptoms or who are severely ill: If you are not short of breath, stay home. You can contact your provider for advice or schedule an urgent care virtual visit online.

4.    If you are feeling more severely ill, and are having trouble breathing, go to a local emergency room or call 911. Warn 911 if you have risks for having the coronavirus (recent travel or exposure to a known case).

5.    For patients with no symptoms and possible exposure: If you are not seriously ill and have been in close contact with a person confirmed with Coronavirus in the last 14 days OR feel you have been exposed to the Coronavirus, PLEASE stay home. We urge you to call your provider prior to coming into the office. If your local Department of Health has asked you to stay home in isolation, that’s what you should do. You will likely have to be home for at least 14 days after your potential exposure.

Who is at Greatest Risk?

The elderly and individuals with severe chronic underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease appear to contract the most severe cases.

How does COVID-19 Affect Pregnant Women?

Currently, there is no data on how this virus affects pregnant women. Pregnancy is a state of relative immunocompromise compared to the non-pregnant state.  This may make pregnant women more susceptible to some infections, including flu viruses. Based on experience with MERS and SARS, pregnant women may be at risk for more severe cases. Adverse pregnancy outcomes (such as miscarriage and stillbirth) were more prevalent in women infected with MERS and SARS outbreaks in the past).

It is unknown if vertical transmission occurs in an infected pregnant (in utero, during delivery). Limited reports of infected pregnant women did not detect the virus in amniotic fluid or breast milk.

Symptoms of COVID-19:

·      Fever (over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)

·      Cough

·      Shortness of breath

 

Incubation Period (based on MERS data)

·      from 2 days to 14 days after an exposure

Referral for COV-19 Testing:

Southern Nevada Health District https://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/ 

Department of Health and Human Services: 800-860-0620

 

     The staff, board and volunteers of Women’s Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada is a dedicated team who desires to serve our community through our organization as well as through our prayers. Our team meets every morning to pray. We recognize the fear and anxiety that is escalating and we would love to pray for you. You can submit your prayer requests by going to our prayer wall at https://wrmcsn.org/prayer-wall.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7.

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