NCMA COVID-19 RESPONSE
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
- Dry Cough
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Use A Mask
Wash Your Hands
Avoid Infected People
Avoid Large Crowds
Frequently Asked Questions
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.
The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses.
Visit the COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment page to learn about how to protect yourself from respiratory illnesses, like COVID-19.
COVID-19 RESOURCE REQUEST
The business community and our resources are crucial to helping ensure our medical professionals have what they need during this pandemic.
Our executive directors have asked us to reach out to the business community and identify manufacturers and suppliers who can manufacture or provide items for New York and New Jersey’s response to the coronavirus. If you can provide or manufacture the following, please click on the link below:
- N95, N99, N100, R100, P100, P99, P95, R95 particulate respirator (medical or industrial grade)
- Nitrile gloves (S,M,L,XL)
- Gowns (medical grade-isolation)
- Face shields (full face)
- Droplet masks
- Medical grade thermometers
- PDI purple wipes
- Disinfectant spray
- Hand sanitizer (65% alcohol minimum)
- Bottles for hand sanitizer
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Sterile 55 gallon metal drums
- 16 and 32 oz. pump plastic bottles