CATEGORY: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention

How to Prevent Community Spread of COVID-19

As the city opens back up, we are continuing to see the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 rise across the state of Florida and the Tampa Bay Area. While Tampa General Hospital has...
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TGH Environmental Services Team Using UV Light Technology to...

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Tampa General Hospital Environmental Services (EVS) is working around the clock alongside our clinical teams to disinfect and decontaminate the hospital. Tasked...
TGH medical technologist pipettes samples to be tested for COVID-19 in the Tampa General Hospital lab.

Expanded COVID-19 Testing at Tampa General Hospital and Why it...

Tampa General Hospital has taken many steps to protect and ensure the safety of our patients, team members and physicians. While the CDC recommends screening patients for symptoms of respiratory...
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How Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Protects Patients and...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Tampa General Hospital has implemented safety measures and protocols related to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) that align with CDC recommendations....
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Keeping Our Patients Connected Through Virtual Visits

As the safety of our patients and team members remains our number one priority, we have had to modify our visitation policy over the past few months to adjust to the COVID-19 environment.  ...
COVID-19 Isolation Rooms

How Isolation Rooms Help Keep Patients Safe

In health care facilities, isolation represents one of several measures that can be taken to implement infection prevention and control. These measures help prevent the spread of contagious...
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Tips for keeping Coronavirus (COVID-19) out of your home

Even during this period of stay-at-home and social distancing, it¡¯s important to occasionally leave the house to run errands and get some fresh air. These everyday activities can help keep you...
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Use of Cloth Face Coverings During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has required ordinary people to begin using personal protective equipment (PPE) in their everyday lives. The CDC recently released national guidance...
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Social Distancing, Quarantine and Isolation: How Are They...

You may be hearing many new terms and phrases such as ¡°social distancing,¡± ¡°self-quarantine¡± and ¡°isolation.¡± But what do these all really mean and how might they apply to you or your family? As...
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Protect Yourself from Coronavirus: 5 Easy Steps to Practice...

You¡¯ve been cleaning your hands for as long as you can remember, but have you been doing it wrong all along? Hand hygiene is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect yourself and...
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