Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center
Alive is closely monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19/novel Coronavirus and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We always follow best practices for infection prevention and have added additional sanitation precautions above and beyond current recommendations. We are taking all precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, patients, and families.
We are implementing new visitor screenings to prevent infection at our residences. Please see our latest updates for a complete description regarding this process.
All staff, visitors, and volunteers at Alive locations will be screened to attest that they are not experiencing symptoms and are not at high risk for having been exposed. We are also providing iPads in our residences for people who wish to visit from a greater distance.
Together, we can limit the spread of this disease.
Stay home, and call your doctor if you have these symptoms:
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Aches and/or chills
Coronavirus: What do I need to know?
Please visit our latest updates post concerning the Coronavirus for the most current information regarding our response and policy updates.
Latest Updates from Alive
What are the symptoms?
Protect with Hand Washing
How can I prepare?
Am I at risk?
What if you get sick?
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC: Situation Summary
Have a plan for if you get sick
- Consult with your health care provider for more information about monitoring your health for symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.
- Stay in touch with others by phone or email. You may need to ask for help from friends, family, neighbors, community health workers, etc. if you become sick.
- Determine who can provide you with care if your caregiver gets sick.
Prepare your home
- Have supplies on hand
- Contact your healthcare provider to ask about obtaining extra necessary medications to have on hand in case there is an outbreak of COVID-19 in your community and you need to stay home for a prolonged period of time.
- If you cannot get extra medications, consider using mail-order for medications.
- Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies (tissues, etc.) to treat fever and other symptoms. Most people will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home.
- Have enough household items and groceries on hand so that you will be prepared to stay at home for a period of time.
CDC: Resources for Home
Precautions for People at Risk/Older Adults
If you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should:
- Stock up on supplies.
- Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
- When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
- Avoid crowds as much as possible.
- Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
- During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.
CDC: Information for those at high risk
Prevent the Spread of Germs
Tips from the CDC on how to stop the spread of germs
Tennessee Department of Health
Metro Nashville Public Health Department
TN State COVID-19 Information Line
TDH has launched a Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line in partnership with the Tennessee Poison Center.
The number is 877-857-2945 and is available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central time.