Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Your health and well-being is our highest priority. As we welcome you back to services, please continue to stay informed with Doylestown Health's response to COVID-19. Learn more

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Protect Yourself from COVID-19 with Proper Hand Hygiene

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The new coronavirus is spread through person to person contact, through respiratory droplets from coughing, sneezing and talking, and from touching a surface that has been contaminated. There is some evidence that the virus may be transmitted by people who are infected, but show no symptoms, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Think Before You Touch

Any surface you touch may be contaminated with a virus. Doorknobs, railings, flat surfaces and even personal protective equipment (PPE), such as a face mask or gloves, can carry the virus that causes COVID-19.

Viruses can live on surfaces for varying time periods. Once on your hands, you may transfer the virus to your mouth, nose or eyes, allowing it to enter your body and make you sick. You may also transfer the virus from your hands to another surface.

Keep it Clean

Disinfect

Clean and disinfect surfaces that may harbor the virus often.

Don't Touch Your Face

Once the virus is on your hands, you can infect yourself by touching your nose, mouth or eyes.

Wash Your Hands

Frequent, proper handwashing is one of the best ways remove germs, according to the CDC.

Proper Handwashing Technique

Learn to be a Healthcare Hero by washing your hands to prevent the spread of germs! Doylestown Health pediatric outreach manager, Ashley Heidler, MSN, RN, CPN, demonstrates proper handwashing technique for kids and adults.

The CDC recommends that you wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.

If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces including the back of the hands, the fingertips and in between fingers. Rub your hands together until they feel dry.

Help prevent the spread of germs - Wash your hands!

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(Updated 10/14/20) Doylestown Health is coordinating with federal, state and local agencies to prevent the spread of potential COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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