COVID-19 Information for Santee Cooper Employees

This page contains employee communication and resources regarding COVID-2019. This information also is available on the COVID-19 iPort page and through iNotes. If you have questions, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at (843) 761-4090 or loraine.dennis@santeecooper.com.

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COVID-19 Facts and Resources

Pandemic Plan


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Social Distancing is a public health safety intervention used to reduce the likelihood of transmitting communicable disease. Social distancing involves minimizing exposure to infected individuals by avoiding large public gathering venues, adhering to spacing requirements in the workplace, and following proper personal hygiene practices.

    Self-monitoring means people should monitor themselves for fever by taking their teperatures twice a day and remain alert for cough or difficulty breathing. Anyone on self-monitoring should be provided a plan for whom to contact if they develop fever, cough, or diffificulty breathing during the self-monitoring period to determine whether medical evaluation is needed.

    Antipyretic is medication used to lower body temperature when a fever is present.

    Examples: Aspirin, Acetaminophen(Tylenol), Ibuprofen (motrin – advil), Naproxen (Aleve).

    Be sure to check combination medications that may contain any of these over-the-counter medications.

    Why should someone use hand sanitizer over washing their hands with soap?

    Most people don’t wash their hands a minimum of 20 seconds per requirement to reduce germs.  It is OH position that unless your hands are visibly soiled, a hand sanitizer (alcohol based 60% or higher) should be used.

    What to do if you are sick with COVID-19

    You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis. 

    People: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.

    Animals: Do not handle pets or other animals while sick. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.

    If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

    You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live with you should not stay in the same room with you, or they should wear a facemask if they enter your room.

    Share the Facts, Stop Spread of Rumors

    People of Asian descent, including Chinese Americans, are not more likely to get COVID-19 than any other American. Help stop fear by letting people know that being of Asian descent does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19.

    Some people who have traveled to places where many people have gotten sick with COVID-19 may be monitored by health officials to protect their health and the health of other people in the community.

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

    Seek medical advice if you

    • Develop symptoms

    AND

    • Have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.


    What you should know:

    Situation Updates

    Travel Advisory Info


    Free MUSC Health Virtual Care Screening
    MUSC Health is offering free virtual care consultation and screenings to anyone experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms located in South Carolina. This is for new and existing patients. If you have immediate health concerns and wish to speak to a medical professional, MUSC recommends a virtual care visit to speak with a provider online. You can also call 843-792-7000 for more information. MUSC Health Virtual Care can be accessed by phone, online, or through chats.

    Virtual Care Website Link

    Use Promo Code: COVID19

    MUSC Corona Virus Information Page

    MUSC Drive-Thru Screening Information


    Other Virtual Care

    Roper St. Francis is offering free virtual visits to anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Visit rsfh.com/virtualcare between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and use code COVID19. Any visits outside of the 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. hours will be charged $59

    McLeod TeleHealth: Use Code: COVID19

    Prisma Health Virtual Visit: Use Code: COVID19

    Trident provide free resources to residents for the Coronavirus - https://www.counton2.com/news/local-news/musc-and-trident-provide-free-resources-to-residents-for-the-coronavirus/


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