Dear Members,

As the world deals with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (R”L,) we at United Refuah HealthShare would like to assure you that your health and your family’s wellbeing are our number one priority. Consider us your partners through this rough time.

Our team is constantly monitoring guidelines put out by the CDC (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and WHO (World Health Organization.)  Here are the current recommendations:

Know the symptoms. Symptoms of Coronavirus include but are not limited to:

  • Coughing/respiratory problems
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Body aches
  • Runny nose/congestion
  • Sore throat

People with decreased immunity, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic lung disease, kidney disease, diabetes or women who are pregnant may experience more severe symptoms and are at a higher risk of Coronavirus complications.

TeleRefuah was created for a time like this.  If you feel something, say something.

If you are exhibiting any of the symptoms of the virus (see above), please call the hotline to reach our doctors. As always, you can access TeleRefuah 24 hours a day. Services are fully shareable without any PreShare or CoShare responsibility. We encourage our members to take advantage of this service, as it is the safer option, preferable to visiting a doctor’s office or urgent care facility in person. If instructed to proceed with testing, there are many free testing resources available nationwide for uninsured individuals.

Call (888)-243-4505 or access online at www.telerefuah.org

On the same note: Our Team wants to hear from you! Have any Coronavirus fears, concerns or questions? They are here to listen and help. Send emails to: [email protected]

Prevention: Although there are no current vaccines available, there are steps you can take to keep yourself and your family safe.

  • Handwashing: you do not need antibacterial soap to prevent transmission! Take your time and spend 20 seconds washing your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Although this can be difficult, it has been proven highly effective in reducing the spread of viruses.

Let us take a deep breath and remember that Hakadosh Baruch Hu is constantly supervising us. Let’s use this time to be grateful and thankful to Hashem at every moment.

If you haven’t yet adopted this practice, reciting blessings over food aloud is a sure way to say thanks to Hashem.

Modeh Ani, the first prayer of the day, is a daily reminder that we are in good hands, safe and secure and it’s just 12 words. Concentrate:

Modeh Ani: I, the creation, fully acknowledge
Lefanecha: You the Planner, the Provider, the Perfection
Melech Chai Vekayam: are actively present, leading us in real-time…
…Rabbos Emunasecha: Your faith in me, and my faith in You, will together pull us through!

May we only hear simchos and besuros tovos in the coming days.

Sincerely,

The United Refuah HealthShare Team

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