• Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

For the latest information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit:

  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health website, which you can find by clicking this link
  • World Health Organization website at who.int

FDA Takes Action to Protect Consumers from Dangerous Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers

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 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers and health care professionals about hand sanitizer products containing methanol, or wood alcohol. It can be toxic when absorbed through the skin as well as life-threatening when ingested.

See this webpage for a full list of hand sanitizers that the FDA urges consumers not to use: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitzers-methanol

New State Resource: Coronavirus Symptom Checker

Starting March 30, 2020, all Senior Whole Health members have access to Buoy, a free web-based tool you can use to check your symptoms, figure out if you should be tested for coronavirus, and learn about care options available to you.

To learn more about Buoy as a coronavirus resource, see the below FAQ document. Otherwise, feel free to try it yourself at buoy.com/mass or mass.gov/online-health-tool.

Frequently Asked Questions about Buoy PDF

 

Last Updated 07/13/20