Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
Here’s what to expect if you come to WORLDCITIMed
Just as our WORLDCITIMed’s hospital employees are screened daily, all families will be screened for symptoms of illness on arrival at the Triage Area. One of our staff will ask you if you have had symptoms or been exposed to anyone with COVID-19. Here, you will be asked to fill out a Health Declaration form.
Please practice social distancing by maintaining six feet of space between you and another person as much as possible in all common areas of the lobby, admission, cashier, Industrial Department, elevator, and clinic waiting area. After your initial screening, we recommend that only one adult accompany the patient to the hospital and/or enter the clinics.
For the safety of our patients, families, and staff, WORLDCITIMed is requiring that all employees wear a face mask or face shield. This is in accordance with the Department of Health’s guidelines. WORLDCITIMed also requires all individuals entering the hospital premises to wear a mask to limit the transmission of virus or germs in the area.
Our cleaning practices are incorporate recommended guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All surfaces are being regularly cleaned and we continue to provide hand sanitizer throughout the hospital.
All employees of WORLDCITIMed are guided by the Infectious Control Committee (ICC) to help combat the virus. Safety is our first priority, as well as our second.