PICS Update on COVID-19
PICS is monitoring the coronavirus situation closely. Please check back for updates.
March 25, 2020 — Easily manage your PICS services remotely (PDF)
March 18, 2020 — A message to our Support Planning community about COVID-19 (PDF)
March 17, 2020 — We’re in this together: a message to our community about COVID-19 (PDF)
March 14, 2020 — PICS Takes Precautions on Coronavirus (COVID-19) (PDF)
How to Connect with PICS During COVID-19
To ensure your safety and the safety of our staff, the PICS office is now closed to the public. We continue to be available and provide services remotely. You can reach us at 651.967.5060 or email@example.com. Our friendly and helpful staff are available to answer your questions from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.
What is COVID-19?
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are estimated to cause about a third of all cases of the common cold. COVID-19 is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus that has not been found in people before. The virus is thought to be spread from person to person contact and the best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure.
What are COVID-19 symptoms?
Typical symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure. Older adults and people with underlying chronic medical conditions seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19.
Tips to prevent the spread of illness, including COVID-19
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
Helpful COVID-19 Resources
- MN Dept of Health website and hotline: 651.201.3920
- Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and phone: 800.232.4636
- Center for Disability Rights – article for Individuals who utilize at home care workers
- PICS Family Resources for COVID-19