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The coronavirus (COVID-19): Stay safe.

U.S. health authorities recommend that people be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community.

Per the CDC, “Reported community spread of COVID-19 in parts of the United States raises the level of concern about the immediate threat for COVID-19 for those communities. The potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 is very high, to the United States and globally.”

As a Tembi® client your health is always our priority. We’re here to help you stay safe and help you get the care and information you need.

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Quick COVID-19 facts

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What is the coronavirus?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. (1)

 

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How does the virus spread?

The virus is airborne and spreads from person to person through coughing and sneezing. It can also be spread through infected surfaces or objects. You may be at greater risk if you have recently lived in or traveled to regions where there are current outbreaks or if you come into contact with someone who has the virus.

Studies reveals that COVID-19 remains in the air for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. (2)

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Effective ways to protect yourself from the virus

Basic protective measures include:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and for at least 20 second.
  • Maintain social distance greater than 6 feet.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical care.

Protective measures for people in or who have recently traveled to affected areas:

  • Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slightly runny nose, until you recover.
  • If you develop fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly.

Covid-19 vs. Flu vs. Cold

COVID-19 Flu Cold
How long it takes to develop
Occurs 2 to 14 days after exposure
How long it takes to develop
Starts quickly, symptoms develop immediately
How long it takes to develop
Develops slowly over time

What are the symptoms

Fever, cough, shortness of breath

Most at risk

Older people, people who are immunocompromised, people with  pre-existinghealth conditions.

What are the symptoms

Same as cold but fever or chills, body aches, headaches, fatigue

Most at risk

Young children, adults over 65, pregnant people, people who are immunocompromised, people with pre-existing health conditions.

What are the symptoms

Runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, sore throat. 

Most at risk

No one

Treatment

Over the counter medications

What can Tembi® do?

Our providers are trained to triage and if needed direct you to the appropriate resources. Each state has different guidelines for COVID-19. For any questions feel free to chat with support online.

Treatment

Antivirals

What can Tembi® do?

Our providers are able to prescribe Tamiflu or any other necessary medications. 

Treatment
 
Over the counter medications
 
What can Tembi® do?
 
Our providers are able to triage and distinguish your symptoms from Flu and COVID-19.  They will make recommendations based on the examination. 

(1) https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus (2) https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200320192755.htm

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How we can help

✔️ You can still receive quality medical care without leaving your home. Virtual care is a highly effective method to evaluate and treat symptoms while minimizing exposure to potentially contagious viruses. Request a visit by phone or video to talk to a Tembi™ Health provider now.

✔️ If you think you are infected, Tembi® Health can answer questions about the disease, evaluate your risk, and advise you on the next steps. Our clinical team is trained on the latest protocols for local and national notification, testing, and management of people under investigation for the virus. 

 

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