Across our HCA Healthcare network, we’re no stranger to threats. We deal with them daily.
Throughout the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the safety of HCA Healthcare patients and visitors remains our top priority. We regularly treat patients with infectious diseases and our clinical teams are highly trained in infection prevention protocols. When our communities face a threat to their health and safety, like that of a global pandemic, we are committed to stepping up and stepping in where we are needed most. HCA Healthcare continues to closely monitor COVID-19 developments in partnership with our local and state health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We remain committed to continuing our relentless pursuit of serving our patients during this unprecedented time.
What are the symptoms?
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
What can I do to protect myself and others?
Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:
- 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
- Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when in public
- Remain six feet away from others
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces