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COVID 19 Precautions and Information

What is Unity Medical Center doing to keep YOU safe?

When you arrive we have signs posted for everyone to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 but also prevents the spread of other viruses and helps to protect people with weakened immune systems. We also have signs posted with statements about COVID-19 that you will be asked to verify when stopping at the registration desk in the main entrance and emergency department entrance. If you can say yes to these questions, please notify receptionist/clerk immediately. Please hand sanitize when you are at the desk and make certain your mask is up. Thank you commitment to the health and safety of our community.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19 you can reach out to us through our Infection Prevention Department and we will be glad to answer any questions or concerns.

What is COVID 19?

COVID-19 is a disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 that can cause very mild to severe respiratory tract infection. It spreads the same way other coronaviruses do. Coronaviruses can cause the common cold to pneumonia. These viruses are spread by person-to-person contact.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 can cause a multitude of signs and symptoms. The most common symptoms that have been documented are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Other symptoms include shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle aches, chills, sore throat, runny nose, headache, or chest pain.

What should I do if I have these symptoms?

You should call your physician and speak with them on what your best course of action would be based on your symptoms, exposure, and current health.

What if I am having difficulty breathing?

If you are having difficulty breathing it is best you seek medical care immediately.

How long do I quarantine?

The Tennessee Department of health has specific guidelines on quarantine for vaccinated, unvaccinated, close contacts, household contacts, and school children. Please click on link below for guidelines.

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/Isolation-QuarantineRelease.pdf

 

For more information on quarantine guidelines for employees go to

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/Isolation-QuarantineRelease.pdf#page=2

What can I do to prevent the spread of COVID 19?

· Hand wash often

· If you are at work or out in the public social distancing from others

· Wearing a face covering is helpful in preventing the spread

· Getting vaccinated

Where can I get vaccinated?

Contact the Coffee County Health Department in Manchester or Tullahoma and set up a vaccination time.

Also, you can contact your local pharmacies: Marcoms, Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Publix, Tullahoma Drug Store are a few that are taking appointments for vaccines.

The following links are sources for more information on COVID 19

Myths and Facts on COVID 19 Vaccines

COVID 19 and Your Health

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