There is an abundance of information on the internet around COVID-19. Additionally, we can be overwhelmed by conflicting messages about how to respond to this epidemic. We strongly recommend that all of our patients refer only to the guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. You may access these recommendations via this link CDC on COVID-19
MetroHealth will remain in operation during this time, and while we are cutting our evening hours, we will be available and open from 8:30 am to 5 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, as well as 9:30, am to 5 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays, we want to ensure that we are providing the safest care possible.To ensure safety, we would like to invite you to engage with our providers and your care via remote telemedicine visits. The instructions on how to use our remote telemedicine system are located HERE and can be found on our website.
Take steps to protect yourself
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.