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Coronavirus Information Center

The latest information on COVID-19 from Premise Health

At Premise Health, our top priority is to ensure the health and welfare of our team members, clients, and members. With news coming at you from every angle, please use this page as a trusted resource for practical recommendations. Our goal is to help businesses and workers stay safe and informed during these uncertain times.
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CDC Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the nation’s leading health protection agency, providing valuable resources for Americans and the latest, need-to-know public health information regarding COVID-19.

Latest COVID-19 Blogs

The Value of Direct Primary Care During a Public Health Crisis

During these uncertain times, forward-thinking organizations that offer direct primary care prove their fundamental value in the face of a public health crisis.
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Simple actions create a better tomorrow.

Thank you to all our team members going above and beyond across the country. See more

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We are extremely thankful to our pharmacists and pharmacy managers who took a proactive approach to the COVID-19 pandemic and helped our members get their supplies, stress-free. Read more

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A registered nurse in one of Premise Health’s employer health clinics in Manhattan has spent her hours off-duty working to help her community through this crisis. Read more

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While one of our New Orleans clients has had to close their office temporarily, our providers are still hard at work delivering virtual care to their employees. Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

What is COVID-19?
The official name is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. It is a new respiratory virus (a novel coronavirus) that was previously unknown until it was detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. 
How is COVID-19 treated?
There is no vaccination or cure for COVID-19. Antiviral medications used for influenza and other viral infections aren’t shown to improve or treat the virus. That said, there are supportive measures that can help to relieve symptoms. Follow care instructions from your healthcare provider and local health department.
How does the virus spread?
While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has not definitively determined how COVID-19 is spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) has indicated that it is primarily spread through person-to-person close contact with an infected person. The spread of infection can occur when a susceptible person comes in contact with the virus and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth, or by inhaling infectious droplets from someone who has COVID-19.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms reported are mild-to-severe respiratory illness with cough and fever. More severe infections can cause difficulty breathing and require immediate medical attention. Visit the CDC for more information about symptoms.
What is social distancing?
Social distancing is a strategy to prevent the spread of contagious diseases. Methods of social distancing include staying away from crowds, avoiding public transportation (e.g., bus, subway, taxi, ride share), and maintaining distance  from others (approximately six feet or two meters).
How does someone prevent becoming infected?

The best way to prevent infection is by avoiding exposure to the virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC recommends the following preventative actions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Practice social distancing

Have questions?

Contact us.

  • If you are a Premise Health member with questions, call your health center.
  • If you are a Premise Health client with questions, please contact your director of client operations.
  • For media inquiries, please contact communications@premisehealth.com.

*The information on this website is intended for informational purposes only and not as medical advice. In the case of a medical emergency, call 9-1-1. 

CORONAVIRUS ALERT: PEOPLE WITH SUSPECTED CORONAVIRUS NEED TO BE ISOLATED. CALL YOUR WELLNESS CENTER IF YOU HAVE FEVER OR RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS OR THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE CORONAVIRUS.