In my clinical area, fortunately, I do not/will not deal with Covid-19 directly. It's business as usual for me, really. However, our organization has issued recommendations about restricting travel for work or personal, restricting meetings/gatherings, and screening/self isolation if we are returning from international travel. Also paid sick time for any shifts required off due to self isolation, if necessary.
There are now strict visitor restrictions as well, and since the start of this we have had thorough screening. We just set up a dedicated screening and assessment centre too, to help keep the ER unclogged.
Healthy people absolutely can manage this at home in self isolation. It's keeping the hospitals,clinics, etc. free to see and treat the vulnerable/target demographic that is of critical importance. People need to be able to get the care they need, and the people who provide the care need to be able to do it safely.
Last edited by Silky Johnson on Mar-14-2020 at 15:30