COVID Who? A Message from the Pharmacy Team
We all thought COVID-19 was so 2020 however, it’s still a concern even in the late summer of 2022. We know COVID fatigue has hit so many of us and we may have stopped doing the little things to keep us safe which may be the reason we are seeing the increase in cases. Here in Utah, the COVID-19 positivity rates are going up once again. At AFS, our number-one priority is safety for all. We highly encourage all AFS team members to take the necessary steps to prevent the spread of the virus and keep all team members and customers safe! If you are feeling sick, please stay home to prevent the spread of the virus.
Chris Sheard, AFS Pharmacy Operations Manager states, “many of us are tired of COVID, but unfortunately it is still prevalent in our communities and workplace. If you aren’t feeling well, test for COVID. This is the quickest and most convenient way to see if you have COVID and slow the spread. If positive it is important to quarantine, if it is negative wear a mask so you don’t spread to others.” All team members who have our SelectHealth benefits are also eligible to receive up to eight at-home COVID-19 test kits every 30 days per insured family member at no cost. (For example, a family of three family members with SelectHealth coverage, can get a total of 24 tests every 30 days). Tests can be obtained through ARO pharmacies. You can also visit any of the Utah COVID-19 testing locations. To find a location near you please click the link https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-covid-19-testing-locations/. For additional questions on testing and COVID-19 symptoms please contact your medical provider.
“The best tool we currently have to prevent serious infections are vaccinations,” Chris stated when asked about steps that people can take to protect themself and others. We here at AFS encourage each team member to take a few simple steps to stay COVID free and prevent the spread of any illness.
- Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent severe illness, hospitalizations, and death.
- Stay up to date on all COVID-19 vaccines including boosters.
- Wear a mask properly when you’re not feeling well
- Maintain social distancing indoors
- Wash your hands frequently
- Clean and disinfect surfaces
Your health and safety are vital to providing dependable service to our communities, stay safe and protect those around you.