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Catalina Island Coronavirus Updates
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Please let us know if you are experiencing symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath) or feel you have been exposed to COVID-19.
COVID-19 What You Need to Know
The immediate risk to the general public is low on Catalina Island. However, the Catalina Island Medical Center recommends exercising an abundance of caution in handling this illness. CIMC is carefully assessing this situation as it evolves.
CIMC and the CDC recommend practicing good hygiene as a precaution to keep our community and our visitors safe. The novel Coronavirus is a new virus, and we are learning more each day. We will continue assessing the situation as it evolves and keep the community updated. If you think you may have Coronavirus, stay home to avoid spreading it or give advanced notice before visiting a health care facility.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. This could mean maintaining enough distance between yourself and another person (generally 6 feet) to reduce the risk of breathing in droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Keep Hands Clean
Clean your hands often. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers or wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Avoid Touching Face
Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Have a Cough or Cold?
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, not your hand. Throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, using a cleaning spray or wipe.
Stay home when you're sick. If you believe you've been exposed to the virus, even if you are not showing symptoms, please stay home and contact your primary care physician.
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Emergency Dept Screening
Those who show up at the Emergency Department will be screened before admission.
We will contact clinic patients with existing appointments to assess if appointments should be kept, done over the phone or rescheduled.
If you need access care during this time, please call our clinic at 310-510-0096 so we can be prepared to ensure the health and safety of you and our other patients and staff. Hours for the phone line are 8 am-5 pm Monday - Friday. Voicemails will be responded to in the next business day.
The only visitors allowed at the medical center are guardians of a child/minor or individuals with special needs.
The CDC has the most current information about the virus, including everything you need to know about how the virus spreads, how it's treated, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you get sick.
Coronavirus symptoms can Include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
How it Spreads
- Through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- Close personal contact, such as caring for an infected person.
- Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.