Ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and resources for integrative healthcare professionals
Guidelines for prevention from the CDC
As states begin to reopen, the CDC provides several recommendations for healthcare clinics and other businesses and workplaces to prevent COVID-19 transmission among employees. The best method for containing the virus is prevention. Practitioners should communicate social distancing and public health measures to their patients, including:
- The CDC recommends all Americans wear non-medical cloth face coverings in public settings. The agency continues to emphasize reserving surgical facemasks for caregivers who need them. Additionally, use of gloves is not recommended, as washing hands or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer is deemed more effective. Click here for the latest information.
- Stay home if you can and follow all executive orders given by state and local government.
- Wash your hands often, following proper technique, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home if you are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
- Practice social distancing, staying at least six feet away from others when you need to be in public spaces.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- Stay informed about the latest recommendations for your city or state, especially in regard to business or clinic closure, stay-at-home, or shelter-in-place mandates.