Updated: March 23, 2020
Dear Premier Care Management Clients and Families,
In view of the recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to keep you abreast of what the Premier Care Management is doing to address it. Please be assured that the health and safety of our clients, families and nurses are our first priority and we are taking precautions to keep everyone safe. In times like these it is important to listen to facts and not respond to fear.
Our Premier Care Management Team will continue to visit and care for our clients as essential visits are deemed necessary. We believed now more than ever that our services are important to the continued health and wellbeing of our clients and families. Your RN Care Manager will be in contact to coordinate your plan of care in partnership with you and or your family.
As this is a public health safety concern, we are following the directives of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as well as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Please be assured that if your RN Care Manager has any symptoms of a respiratory infection or becomes exposed to the virus, they will self-quarantine per the recommended guidelines.
If we suspect COVID-19 infection in our client, we will notify the family contact or responsible party as well as report the illness immediately to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) at 1-866-782-4584.
At the time of this writing, all laboratory testing for COVID-19 is being performed at either the CDC or the Georgia Public Health Laboratory and must be coordinated by DPH following triage.
Keeping the spread of this virus to a minimum is foremost in our thoughts. Therefore we at Premier Care Management have:
Placed hand sanitizing stations in our offices, and we are asking our Care Managers and office staff to refrain from shake hands and keep physical contact to a minimum.
We are disinfecting high-touch surface areas, such as doors, stair rails, counters, bathrooms, desks, counters etc.
We are ensuring we have adequate hygiene and cleaning materials so that our offices are continuously cleaned and stocked.
We have instructed our entire team to wash their hands regularly throughout the day and to stay home if they are sick.
We have cancelled large group conferences and all low priority meetings and activities.
We have launch Tele-Care Management Services so we can safely continue to provide care management service to our clients who need immediate and continued care.
Most importantly, we are actively following any public health directives that might be forthcoming.
It is critical that we all continue to practice general prevention measures recommended by public health officials:
Stay home if you’re feeling sick, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve.
Wash your hands regularly with soap for at least 30 seconds.
Avoid touching your face.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
If You Feel Sick
If you feel sick with fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please contact your Premier Care Manager RN and/or your Doctor.
Your Care Manager will provide up to the minute guidance and promptly contact your medical provider for further instructions.
Special Guidance for Vulnerable Clients
Those with chronic lung disease, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or a weakened immune system to avoid unnecessary events and gatherings.
If you have family or friends who have one of these conditions, do not visit them if you feel sick.
For more information and updates, visit:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary (CDC):
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH)
Printable Full Color Coronavirus Information Flyers from the CDC
To receive updates from Premier Care Management please visit our website:
It’s important we come together as a community and support one another during this time.
Please join us in praying for our state and for all those affected by this virus as well as health care providers and caregivers.
Tracy Johnson and the entire
Premier Care Management Team
CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19)
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