COVID-19 Screening & Prevention

COVID-19 Screening & Prevention

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How is MSK screening patients?

We are screening all patients for COVID-19 symptoms before they enter any MSK facility. If you have cold or flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, body aches, chills, or new loss of taste or smell), call your MSK doctor’s office before coming to MSK, even if you have an appointment.

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How can I protect myself from getting COVID-19?

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You can protect yourself from COVID-19 the same way you would from other respiratory infections, such as the common cold or flu.

  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Disinfect areas that you touch often. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. The Environmental Protection Agency has compiled this list of disinfectant products known to work against the coronavirus.
  • Stay home as much as possible. If you go outside, keep a safe distance of at least six feet from other people and wear a cloth face covering, like a scarf, in public settings where it is difficult to maintain a safe distance (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies).
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