West Texas Centers & COVID-19 Prevention
The health and safety of our clients and staff is very important. We are closely following local, state and federal COVID-19 guidelines. These steps help keep our community safe. Our leadership meets daily to prepare for how COVID-19 affects your care. At this time, all West Texas Centers mental health clinics will remain open.
What is West Texas Centers doing to protect the health of its clients?
- West Texas Centers is disinfecting common areas and client care areas after every client we see. We use disinfectants approved to kill coronavirus.
- West Texas Centers staff are following proper handwashing rules. At a minimum, we wash our hands before and after seeing each client.
- West Texas Centers is promoting healthy habits to staff and clients.
- West Texas Centers is making sure staff who work with clients are healthy.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Patients with the infection have had mild to severe respiratory illness. The symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
How do I prevent and avoid COVID-19?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If there is no soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough with the inside of your elbow, not your hand. You can also use a tissue to cover your cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. This could be your telephone, doorknobs or light switches.