Coronavirus Information

COVID-19: Helpful Links

With so much content on the internet regarding COVID-19, please be sure you are getting information from reliable sources.  Listed below are resources we feel are credible in providing you answers to the many questions you may have. Clicking on the title will take you directly to the organizations website.  We will add more links as we come across sites we believe will be beneficial to our patients.

BEAUFORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

 

This page on the BMH website is dedicated to COVID-19 and includes information on how to get tested as well as the latest preparations and announcements from the hospital.

BEAUFORT COUNTY

The place to go for news and updates on the county level.

SC DEPT of HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DHEC)

The place to go for news and updates on the state level.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)

 

The CDC provides excellent recommendations on how to protect yourself and what to do if you are sick, including their Self-Checker, a guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate care. Latest updates and guidelines from the White House are provided as well.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

Rolling updates and live daily press conferences.

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

 

Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19. Their Coronavirus Resource Center offers daily situation reports as well as recommendations for staying safe. It also maintains an interactive map that tracks in near real time COVID-19 cases around the world. Click here to view the map.

COVID-19: Protect Yourself 

The following general measures are recommended to reduce transmission of infection:

●  Diligent hand washing, particularly after touching surfaces in public. Use of hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol is a reasonable alternative if the hands are not visibly dirty.

●  Respiratory hygiene (eg, covering the cough or sneeze).

●  Avoiding touching the face (in particular eyes, nose, and mouth).

●  Avoiding crowds (particularly in poorly ventilated spaces) if possible and avoiding close contact with ill individuals.

●  Cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.

 

In particular, older adults and individuals with chronic medical conditions should be encouraged to follow these measures.

 

 

COVID-19
Maps & Visuals
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COVID-19 

Putting the numbers into perspective

COVID-19

Symptoms

& Incubation