To minimize risks of the virus spreading during continued operations, JustUs Health is practicing the Three C’s of care:
We encourage our staff and clients to wash their hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing is one of the best methods of risk-reduction for virus transmission. In addition, we have hand sanitizer dispensers and tissues available for client and staff use while in any of our locations (Territorial Road, University Avenue, Mainline Syringe Exchange and Duluth office). We are also increasing our efforts to keep common places (kitchens, shared desks, and conference rooms) clean with sanitizer and anti-bacterial cleaning products.
Please cover your cough or sneeze! Cough or sneeze into an elbow or use a tissue and place it in the trash immediately. The CDC does not recommend the use of facemasks as a preventative measure for the general public unless they are already experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Facemasks are typically used in clinical settings (such as HIV testing) to prevent spread of diseases from ill patients to health care workers who are in close contact with them.
You can also take some steps to contain the spread of the virus. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are feeling sick yourself, call your health care provider’s nurse line for more information about what’s best for you. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
We have advised our staff to stay home if they are able to work from home.
If you are sick, we recommend contacting your doctor’s office if you have symptoms of a cold, flu or COVID-19.
Most clients can receive services (except for our behavioral health clinic services) over the phone or online.
JustUs Health is adhering to the guidelines for social distancing as set forth by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
MDH recommends postponing and canceling:
- Large events where 250 people or more would gather, including but not limited to:
- Professional, college, and school performances or sporting events.
- Smaller events (fewer than 250 people) that are held in crowded auditoriums, rooms, or other venues that do not allow social distancing of 6 feet per person.
- Events with more than 10 people where the majority of participants are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, including gatherings such as those at:
- Retirement facilities.
- Assisted living facilities.
- Developmental homes.
- Support groups for people with health conditions.
Page last updated on Sunday, March 15, 2020.