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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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Campus Reopening: What happens when an employee is denied entry?

Regardless of how you’re screening your employees when they return to campus, there’s no avoiding the inevitable: one or even several of your employees will likely be denied entry due to suspected symptoms of the coronavirus. But the biggest question many employers are currently facing is – what happens next? 
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Fitness At Home: 5 Simple Exercises

Daily physical activity and exercise is a staple of a balanced healthy lifestyle. Adhering to a regular physical activity schedule can be tough and being limited to do so indoors poses another set of challenges. If you’re struggling to incorporate exercise into your day-to-day, here are five exercises to get you moving more and sitting less that can be done on your own time, in your own space!
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The Value of Care Navigation During COVID-19

Premise Health recognizes the challenges an individual may face when diagnosed with the coronavirus and the value of continuing to receive high-quality care during a pandemic. Our care navigation program was put in place to help people navigate their experience, including symptom management and isolation strategies.
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The Increasing Need for Behavioral Health: Managing Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19

Whether your employees are essential workers in lines of business such as healthcare, sanitation, or agriculture, or your workforce has transitioned to a work from home environment, there is a need for tools and resources to help your employees navigate their specific situation and improve their overall wellbeing – especially during a pandemic. Read more

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Industry Insights: COVID-19 and Campus Reopening

Premise Health President, Jami Doucette, MD, MBA, CSCS, shares what leaders should be considering to ensure a safe return to the workplace for its employees. Find out how to get back to business with 24/7 virtual care, COVID-19 screening and testing, clinical care, prescription fulfillment, condition management, and return-to-work support. Read more

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With return to work at the forefront of everyone’s mind, one Premise Health physical therapist has taken a proactive approach to help members get back to work safely. As businesses restart operations and employees return to their physically demanding jobs, those who have not continued regular exercise during their time off are at a greater risk of injury. Read more

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Premise Health Nurse Practitioner, Yemi Ikhile, FNP, conducted a telephonic screening call with a member complaining of repeated chest tightness. Through the assessment, she learned that the member had a family history of heart problems and was at high-risk for complications but was too nervous to go to see a doctor during the pandemic. Read more

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Premise Health primary care and behavioral health teams joined forces to assist an at-risk member after she reported potential exposure to the coronavirus. As part of Premise’s care navigation program, providers continue to do daily check-ins with members to provide support during isolation. Read more

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Thanks to daily outreach and support through virtual visits, one member has not only stayed on track with his chronic conditions, but continued to improve his health during COVID-19. With the help of his providers, the member has lost 36 pounds, eliminated his diabetes medication, and lowered his blood pressure. Read more

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Premise Health fitness team members are striving to make a difference for their members during COVID-19. One team has has gone above and beyond to keep members engaged in their 12 fitness centers. By creating a total of 34 virtual fitness classes, they recorded 850 class participants in the first week. Read more

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Premise Health providers have been working overtime to keep members safe and healthy during COVID-19. Registered nurse, Joanne Kolokithias, has surpassed expectations to care for her members searching for immune-boosting supplements during the pandemic. Read more

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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.

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

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*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.