Information for our Community about COVID-19
The health and safety of our patients, staff and community have always been our highest priority and we have instituted enhanced safety protocols for all patients and visitors. We understand how difficult some of these guidelines can be and appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to put your health and safety first. Please check back here for regular updates and visit our Contact page to sign up for our e-newsletter to stay abreast of the latest news from CentraState.
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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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