Q: What do I do if my family member gets sick?

2020-09-02T11:17:03-04:00September 2nd, 2020|

A: The CDC provides guidance on reducing the risk of infection when someone in the house is sick. That includes separating the sick member of your household in a room away from others in your home, with a separate bathroom when possible. Do not share linens/towels and food. Discuss your concerns with your PH health care

Q: I’m worried that someone I live with might get infected because of their work or other circumstances (e.g. spouse works in a medical setting or a profession in frequent contact with others). What should I do?

2020-09-02T11:16:33-04:00September 2nd, 2020|

A: To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, that person might want to change clothes before entering the house, keep potentially contaminated shoes outside, sanitize hands before entering the house, wash potentially contaminated clothes in hot water, and shower before interacting with other household members.

Q: Is it safe for my child to go to school?

2021-08-10T07:26:15-04:00September 2nd, 2020|

A: CDC recommends all teachers, staff, students and visitors wear masks indoors in K-12 schools regardless of vaccination status.  The CDC recommends students return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with prevention strategies in place against COVID-19 infection.  Visit CDC for more information about schools and childcare programs during the pandemic. Discuss your decision with your PH

Q: Is it safe for me to go to work?

2021-06-15T06:25:04-04:00September 2nd, 2020|

A: Unvaccinated adults with PH work should remotely whenever possible. You should consider the infection rate in your community, health of household members, financial situation and job type if you decide to go into your workplace. PH patients might be eligible for protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), such as reasonable accommodations to