Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
During these unprecedented times, the health and safety of our patients, staff and community remain our highest priority. As coronavirus concerns escalate, CentraState Healthcare System remains agile in responding to the crisis and is prepared to handle patients with infectious diseases such as COVID-19. Our infectious disease experts remain 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.
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Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Daily updates on coronavirus can be found on 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.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
- Shortness of breath
Use this self-assessment tool to check if you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms, determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19, and learn steps to follow to protect yourself and others.
Call your healthcare professional if you develop symptoms. You may also call our COVID-19 Community Info line at 732-637-6556.
- Practice social distancing. It prevents those who may be sick but don’t know it yet, from infecting others in the community.
- 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.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Important Guidelines for Use of Facemasks
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
- The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).