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Coronavirus: COVID-19


The Top 3 Things You Should Know


1) Practice Social Distancing -   

  • Stay home. All New Yorkers — healthy or sick — need to stay home. You should only leave your home for essential tasks, such as work (if your business is considered essential according to the Governor’s latest order), getting groceries and supplies or essential medical care. Try to use delivery services when possible.
  • When you must be in public, keep at least 6 feet distance from others.
  • Avoid crowds or gatherings of any size.

2) Wash Your Hands Often - 

  • Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds every time
  • Alternatively, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

3) If You Feel Sick - 

  • Stay home
  • If you have a fever, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicines, such as acetaminophen
  • Keep sick household members away from others. If you have a separate room that is best
  • Anyone at high risk for complications should talk to their healthcare provider for more information


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Maimonides Family Communication Center


The Maimonides Family Communication Center is a resource to partner with families and care partners  during a patient’s hospitalization.  The Family Communication serves an important role in facilitating communication between the patient, family/care partner and the medical team.  

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At Maimonides Medical Center we are all working together to protect our patients and staff. We are in close contact with the public health authorities and encourage everyone to follow the latest guidance published by the City, State, and Federal governments, which can be found here:

New York State Department of Health  |  New York City Department of Health  |  CDC - Centers for Disease Control & Prevention


Risk Factors & Prevention

The Do's and Don'ts of Coronavirus Prevention

Signs & Symptoms

Cleaning Your Hands & Your Home

Isolation vs. Quarantine

How to Prepare Your Home




Risk Factors & Prevention

Some people are at higher risk than others, but taking everyday precautions can help keep them safe.

Who is at risk?

  • Older adults
  • People with serious chronis medical conditions like diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, cancer, and weakened immune systems

Ways to protect yourself

  • Clean your hands often
  • Stay home
  • Don't travel
  • Avoide close contact with people who are sick
  • Keep distance from infected people (over 6 feet)


The do's and don'ts of Coronavirus prevention

The Do's

The Don'ts

DO observe good personal hygiene DON'T wear a mask if you aren't sick
DO educate yourself on the symptoms DON'T touch your face or eyes
DO clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces DON'T be in crowded places for long periiods of time





Signs & Symptoms

The incubation period can last from 2-14 days before symptoms appear

Alert your doctor if you:

  • Have the following symptoms:
  1. Cough
  2. Fever
  3. Shortness of breath
  • Have come in close contact with someone with COVID-19
  • Have recently traveled to an area experiencing an outbreak



Cleaning Your Hands & Your Home

"Lather" is the best medicine

  • Use soap and water when washing your hands
  • Scrub and rub your entire hand, front and back, for at least 20 seconds (sing "Happy Birthday" 2x)
  • Rinse off with water
  • Dry off with a clean towel and turn off the faucet with the Towel
  • Moisturize!  Dry, crackes skin can let in other germs


Isolation vs. Quarantine

Understanding the Difference


For people who are sick, isolation:

  • Seperates people infected with diseases like COVID-19 from those who are not
  • Restricts movement of sick people to avoid spread of the illness
  • Keeps people out of the public until the risk of transmission to others is low


For people who are not sick, but may have been exposed, quarantine:

  • Restricts movement of people to monitor symptoms for early detection
  • Prevents the spread of infection or contamination
  • Should be communicated with clear guidelines from the authorities