Update from Dr. Warcup

Sat, 12/12/2020 - 4:15pm
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The following Covid-19 update was provided by Block Island Medical Center Director Dr. Tom Warcup on Saturday, Dec. 12:

UPDATE: Please know that the 40 + cases of COVID-19 is the total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic. However, the majority of those cases have been confirmed in the past two weeks, so it is more important than ever to follow the prevention guidelines.

Please view the video update from Dr. Warcup:

https://youtu.be/LW6RIR5mTIo

Dr. Warcup’s update includes the following information:

-Like the rest of the state, we are experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases.

-There are over 40 presumed positive cases in our community.

-It is critical that we use the tools we know work to control the spread:

            Wash hands frequently

            Physically distance from others

            Wear a mask! At all times when around others.

-The Medical Center has been approved to administer the vaccine when it is available.

-The state and the CDC regulate who is prioritized to receive the vaccine.

-First responders and medical personnel will receive the first round.

-We will announce when the vaccine is available for high-risk patients and the general public, there is no need to call the Medical Center.

Quarantine and Isolation Information:

https://health.ri.gov/covid/whattodo/

https://health.ri.gov/otherlanguages/spanish/diseases/ncov/whattodo/

Vaccine Information:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/8-things.html

Be Safe!

 

La actualización del Dr. Warcup incluye la siguiente información:

-Al igual que el resto del estado, estamos experimentando un aumento en los casos COVID-19.

-Hay más de 40 casos positivos presuntos en nuestra comunidad.

-Es fundamental que utilicemos las herramientas que sabemos que trabajan para controlar la propagación:

            Lávese las manos con frecuencia

            Físicamente distancia de los demás

            ¡Usa una máscara! En todo momento cuando  alrededor de los demás.

-El Centro Médico ha sido aprobado para administrar la vacuna cuando esté disponible.

-El estado y los CDC  regulan a quién se le da prioridad a recibir la vacuna.

-Los socorristas y el personal médico recibirán la primera ronda.

-Anunciaremos que cuando la vacuna esté disponible para pacientes de alto riesgo y para el público en general, no hay necesidad de llamar al Centro Médico.

Información de cuarentena y aislamiento:

https://health.ri.gov/covid/whattodo/

https://health.ri.gov/otherlanguages/spanish/diseases/ncov/whattodo/

Información sobre vacunas:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/8-things.html

¡A salvo!