Information regarding Coronavirus (“COVID-19”)
We are aware of growing concerns regarding the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) and you are our top priority. Please take proactive measures to maintain your health and know that we are here for you.
The health of our members is of the utmost importance, and we want to be sure you are equipped to manage your health. We encourage you to take precautions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the following guidelines to minimize any potential health risks:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- The CDC does not recommend that well people wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
If you or an enrolled family member are feeling ill or suspect you may have the virus, we encourage you to call the Telemedicine number provided on your ID card or in your membership guide. Allow them to put your mind at ease and guide you back to health as quickly as possible.
All of our members have access to Telemedicine, with a $0 consult fee. You can talk with a physician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For Massachusetts Residents please call Teledoc at 855-847-3627.
For additional information, follow your local news, your local health department, and the CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
In addition to this landing page, OneShare has also sent a notice to our Members via Email, which can be found HERE.
We will continue to monitor this situation and will update this page if any additional actions are necessary.
ONGOING UPDATES WILL APPEAR BELOW...
Updated Guidance from the CDC March 15, 2020
Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.
Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing. When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.
This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus. This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.