Important Information for our Community about COVID-19
During these unprecedented times, the health and safety of our patients, staff and community remain our highest priority. CentraState Healthcare System remains agile in responding to the healthcare needs of our entire community, including those experiencing COVID-19. Our COVID-19 response team remains in close contact with local, state and national health officials and we will continue to update the public and our employees as the situation changes.
In addition, many of our key services also remain open. These include labor and delivery, radiology, the Women’s Health Center, laboratory services, cardiac diagnostics, the MS Center, wound care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, and cancer services including medical oncology, radiation oncology, infusion center, and select cancer screenings, such as mammograms.
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Donate Convalescent Plasma
If you meet the following criteria and wish to donate your convalescent plasma to treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients, please fill out an application at the American Red Cross or New York Blood Center.
- Tested positive for COVID-19
- Have documentation of your test results
- Have been asymptomatic for two weeks
- Practice social distancing. This includes staying home as much as possible and avoiding close contact by maintaining a 6ft distance.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Stay home when you are sick. Where a mask if you need to leave your house to seek medical attention.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Preliminary research suggests using face coverings, such as cloth masks or bandanas, to slow the spread from presymptomatic or asymptomatic carriers.
Daily updates on coronavirus can be found on the CDC website. In addition, the New Jersey Department of Health has COVID-19 educational information available here or call the 24-hour hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions about coronavirus. The call is free.
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