What is PVFC doing to address the Coronavirus?
PVFC has identified 4 objectives: (a) reduce transmission among staff and clients, (b) protect all individuals who are at high risk for adverse health complications, (c) maintain business operations, and (d) minimize adverse effects on our consumers.
While we appreciate the incredible dedication of our consumers, we would like to send a reminder to stay home if you or your family members are sick. If you believe you are sick, we would like to advise our consumers to check themselves for symptoms of acute respiratory illness.
At PVFC, we are making adjustments to our cancelation policy, and we will be flexible at this time to ensure the health and safety for staff and consumers. Also, it is important to check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance and recommendations for each country to which you will travel. Specific information for travelers going to and returning from China, and information for aircrews, can be found at on the CDC website.
Our employees at PVFC are advised to check themselves for symptoms of acute respiratory illness , follow the latest guidance and recommendations by the CDC related to travel, and notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick.
At PVFC, we are encouraging all staff to take common-sense health precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), such as frequent hand washing or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol to stay healthy. We recently increased the frequency of cleaning throughout the day with a focus on high traffic areas of the clinic.
PVFC is currently working to have tele-medicine available for consumers who may not be able to attend sessions in person. Be sure to check with your insurance first to find out if teletherapy is a covered benefit of your plan. We will be introducing this avenue in the future to be able to participate in counseling that is not on site. We will make announcements on our Facebook and Website when this service begins. The safety of our consumers and staff are top priority, and our thoughts are with those impacted by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.
If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 – fever, cough and shortness of breath – contact your primary care provider. Additionally, if you have traveled to a CDC level III designated area or had exposure to someone confirmed with COVID-19, contact your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, please visit Portneuf.org to find a provider or call Southeastern Idaho Public Health 208-233-9080.
Tips to prevent the spread of the coronavirus:
- Avoid contact with those who are sick
- Stay home if you are sick
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your face
We remain committed to meeting our community’s needs for care while keeping consumers, staff, and the community safe. Because it is crucial to have a single point of factual information, the Southeastern Idaho Public Health Department (SIPHD) is the official contact for local COVID-19 information.
For recent state of Idaho updates: