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COVID-19 Update

Kemet is offering telemedicine for all services. We continue to provide our full suite of services. You can access our counseling services with a mobile phone or personal computing device from the safety of your home. 

At Kemet we are here to help. We are committed to serving our community. We draw strength from our unity against a common adversary. 

Please call us if you feel alone, stuck, lost or frustrated. We are in this together and will continue to work hard to support and serve you. 

Learn to Protect Yourself and Get the Care You Need 

COVID-19 (often referred to as “Coronavirus”) has spread around the world and is impacting daily life in the United States. 
This is a unique crisis in that it is best solved by staying at home and watching TV. At first glance, this sounds easy – even fun. But we have no assurances of when we can return back to our normal activities. It is important to adjust to this “new normal” the best we can.
Coronavirus is likely to have many unexpected consequences as we are confined to life at home: anxiety & stress, anger, loneliness, family conflicts, financial distress, substance abuse.

FAQs Relating to COVID-19 & Kemet:

Is Kemet Health physically open during this time?

No. We have moved all of our in-person visits to virtual sessions hosted online for safety. All evaluations, individual sessions, and group therapy classes can be completed in this manner.

If I test positive for Coronavirus, how will my treatment proceed?

Coronavirus treatment will take precedent over therapy provided by Kemet, and as such effort and attention should be paid to getting healthy before proceeding with further therapy with Kemet. 

What is coronavirus? What are the symptoms?

Coronavirus disease 19, or COVID-19, is a respiratory virus that spreads from person to person. People in close proximity (within about six feet) can pass the virus by coughing or sneezing, during which the uninfected person comes in contact with infected respiratory droplets. COVID-19 may also spread through contact with infected surfaces. CDC guidance points to the virus survivability on surfaces for up to 17 days.

The most common symptoms of coronavirus are similar to symptoms of the flu. Along with mild to severe respiratory illness, the three telltale signs include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

As a virus, COVID-19 cannot be treated with antibiotics.

Is coronavirus a pandemic? What does that mean?

COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). The term “pandemic” refers to a disease which has spread quickly and simultaneously over a large portion of the globe. The term carries no implications about the severity or curability of the condition.

Is there currently a vaccine for coronavirus?

There is currently no vaccine that protects against COVID-19. However, efforts are being made across the global scientific community to produce one. Estimates vary, but many experts expect this to take as long as 12-18 months.

How can I protect myself from coronavirus?

Your best defense against COVID-19 is proper hygiene practices. Specifically, hand-washing at every opportunity is most effective. It is very important to practice proper hand-washing techniques like hand-washing with soap & water kill the majority of germs, or using hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol, to reduce the amount of germs you carry. It should be noted that hand sanitizer is not a sufficient replacement for soap and water, and you should always completely wash your hands when possible.

You can also protect yourself by cleaning and disinfecting your environment, as contact with infected surfaces may also spread COVID-19. Be a good citizen by treating public spaces and amenities as you would your home - use disinfectant wipes at your desk, keep surfaces clean to the extent possible, and sanitize your hands whenever you can.

If I begin to show symptoms, how can I get tested?

Reach out to your local hospital immediately. If you are having trouble reaching someone, or if you have further questions, please give us a call at (703) 256-1600.

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