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Coronavirus

Charles Drew Health Center, Inc.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 

Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. (CDHC) is committed to the ongoing health and well-being of our patients, employees, and the community we serve. We are closely monitoring all developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  

As of March 12, 2020, work continues across CDHC on a number of initiatives related to COVID-19.  At this point, we are conducting business as usual at all service locations. To date, no CDHC patients have tested positive for COVID-19 and, for the majority of people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. 

However, the presence of cases in the Omaha community suggest the possibility that there are other positive cases that have yet to be diagnosed.  For that reason, we want to make these suggestions:

  • practice good hand hygiene, including frequent and thorough hand washing and proper use of hand sanitizer; 
  • avoid touching your face, including your eyes, nose and mouth; and
  • make sure you have all needed medications and supplies on hand in the case you needed to self-quarantine at home for at least 14 days. 

To assess and control COVID-19 and to ensure your health and the health of others, persons arriving in Nebraska who have traveled to any of the high risk countries at any time in the prior 14 days or who have potential exposure to a positive COVID-19 case can self-report to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: http://bit.ly/COVID-19SelfReport or call Douglas County Health Department at 402.444.3400. 

Across the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Services (CDC) and other public health laboratories are now testing for the virus that causes COVID-19, including laboratories here in Nebraska. At this time, CDHC is coordinating with Douglas County Health Department for any patients that have screened as high risk for COVID-19 to determine if they require further testing, or if there are recommendations to self-quarantine or isolate.  Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease. 

CDHC will continue to work proactively with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Douglas County Health Department, and community partners to monitor the situation and protect the health and well-being of our patients, employees, and community. 

Updated: March 12, 2020

Information & Resources

World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Disease 2019 COVID-19

University of Nebraska Medical Center Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services  

Douglas County Health Department

CDC What You Need To Know About Handwashing