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The COVID-19 is a newly identified coronavirus that is causing an outbreak of pneumonia illness. It was first identified in December in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Since then, the virus has been identified in multiple other countries worldwide.

Here is some guidance and resource information as a proactive measure for your health center.

Don’t Panic; Do Be Prepared.

Please be mindful of the following:

  • Reviewing your Emergency Preparedness plan, especially in regards to patients entering with potentially infectious diseases.
  • Reviewing appointment protocols for communicable/contagious disease
  • Reviewing protocols and signage for ALL staff and patients re: hand hygiene
  • You may want to provide some general, easy-to-read information on infectious disease prevention in your waiting rooms.
Some additional resources you might find helpful include:


The WVPCA is the largest organized primary care network in the state.