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Coronavirus

 

What you need to know -  

Southwest Community Health Center is dedicated to your safety and well-being. We follow all recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. We offer COVID-19 testing Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm and Saturday from 9:00am - 1:00pm. This is by appointment only - please call (203)330-6000. 

 

**NOTICE** - IF YOU ARE SICK AND HAVE EITHER TRAVELED TO A HIGH RISK AREA OR HAVE HAD CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH CORONAVIRUS, PLEASE CALL FIRST TO SPEAK WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER PRIOR TO MAKING OR KEEPING AN APPOINTMENT. 

  

What is Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. 

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

In severe cases, patients have developed pneumonia in both lungs, multi-organ failure and in some cases death. 

How can I help protect myself and family?

People can help protect themselves and/or family from respiratory illness with everyday preventative actions. 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. (Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.)

 For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Center for Disease Control website by clicking here

 

Helpful Information

Below we have listed links to helpful information for yourself and family. 

CDC Coronavirus General Information

CDC Travelers Information

BPS Emergency Food Service

BPS Nutrition Center