Adventist Health Portland coronavirus preparedness

At Adventist Health Portland, our highest priority is the care and safety of our patients and staff. We have highly trained infection prevention practitioners who closely follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the public health department. We closely monitor patient infection rates and follow national best practices to prevent the spread of disease.

We are emphasizing fundamental infection prevention measures such as hand washing for associates and visitors, isolating infectious patients as appropriate and providing personal protective equipment (such as masks, gloves, gowns and eye protection) for associates and visitors if needed. We also follow new or additional prevention measures, issued by the CDC. We are collaborating daily with our local health department to ensure the community’s safety.

OHA officials continue to recommend people in Oregon take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of many respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched
  • Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient

Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US.

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