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Coronavirus Preparedness & Response

Coronavirus Preparedness & Response

General Information

We know that many people have concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Our top focus at LifeBridge Health is keeping our patients and team members safe, and we want to assure you that our teams are actively preparing for the potential spread of COVID-19.

Our COVID-19 Command Center team is working with our caregivers and facilities all across the LifeBridge Health system, making all necessary precautions in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Maryland State Department of Health recommendations. We are also coordinating with all other appropriate federal, state and local agencies.

We know that many people have concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Our top focus at LifeBridge Health is keeping our patients and team members safe, and we want to assure you that our teams are actively preparing for the potential spread of COVID-19.

Our COVID-19 Command Center team is working with our caregivers and facilities all across the LifeBridge Health system, taking all necessary precautions in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Maryland State Department of Health recommendations. We are also coordinating with all other appropriate federal, state and local agencies.

Additional Information

What You Can Do

While we are being proactive to protect your health and safety, we also encourage you to do the same. We all play a role in reducing the potential of the spread coronavirus in our community.

The following are recommendations issued by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control):

  • 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.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

For more information, visit CDC – Novel Coronavirus webpage

If You Are Ill

If you are ill and wish to see your provider, please contact your health care provider’s office first. A staff member will help you determine the appropriate course to treat you and keep your loved ones and others around you safe.


More Information
On Monday, March 2, we shared this video featuring Dr. Kjell Wiberg, infectious disease physician for LifeBridge Health, who had some additional information on our preparedness plans and tips to stay diligent about your health.


 

Dr. Wiberg, M.D.

In The News

Fox 45: LifeBridge Health ramping up its telemedicine practice amid coronavirus
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Baltimore Sun: LifeBridge Health’s Carroll Hospital was the first hospital in the state to offer drive-up testing for potential Coronavirus patients. In this article from the Baltimore Sun, you can read more about how LifeBridge Health teams are playing a leading role in responding to the Coronavirus.
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Baltimore Business Journal: LifeBridge Health sets up drive-thru sites and telemedicine triage
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Carroll County Times: “I think we’re ready”: Carroll Hospital prepares for Coronavirus as testing has begun in Carroll County
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March 12,2020 from Fox 45 - Local hospitals gear up for coronavirus
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March 5, 2020 from WBAL TV - 3 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan said Maryland's Public Health Laboratory in Baltimore has confirmed the first three cases of novel coronavirus in the state.
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March 2, 2020 from WBAL TV


WBAL TV Coronavirus

Hospitals in Maryland are prepared and said everyone needs to take precautions to keep from getting sick with any respiratory illness.

"I think we all need to be prepared because it's just a matter of time before it spreads from other parts of the country," said Dr. Kjell Wiberg, an infectious disease specialist at Sinai Hospital.



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