Living in the time of COVID

How to Adapt for a "New Normal"

As long as the novel coronavirus is continuing to spread, keeping you and your family safe will require adjustment. BayCare is here to help with comprehensive online information to help you navigate our new normal, from supporting good prevention to getting you the medical care you need when you need it.

Staying Safe

The first lines of defense are hand washing, mask wearing and keeping social distance

As we return to work and school, BayCare’s Back to School resources have tools for you and your children, including advice for how to help children of all ages cope during the pandemic. 

There’s also advice about restarting any activities outside your home. And suggestions  for how adults can stay motivated and mentally healthy during this time, from advice on sleep, diet, exercise (at home or the gym), to keeping your home germ free.

Should someone in your home come down with COVID, we have tips as well for how to help them recover and avoid further spread in your home, if possible.

Medical Care

Should your family need medical care, know your BayCare physicians and facilities have done all they can to make sure you stay safe. Our new normal at BayCare facilities includes increased safeguards to keep everyone safe. 

We’re also greatly expanding telehealth options to provide quality alternatives for those who seeking them, including scheduled primary care and specialist visits, on-demand care through BayCareAnywhere, walk-in care at local Publix supermarkets, appointments with Behavioral Health and enhancing our HomeCare to provide alternatives to in-person visits when possible.
 

Been exposed or suspect you have COVID?

We have resources for you, too. Use our checklist to determine if you meet the definition of exposure. Try our Online Screening Tool that uses Centers for Disease Prevention and Control guidelines to help guide you to your next step. Have other questions? Our Nurse Triage Line (800-229-2273) puts you in touch with a highly-skilled nurse to answer your questions. And should you need a test, we can safely administer one for you through our drive-thru testing sites across the West Central Florida region.