Questions and Answers on Coronavirus
The best way to protect our community from any emerging health concern is with useful information. Here are answers to the most common questions we’ve received from our clients about COVID-19, aka Coronavirus.
We will update this information as this public health issue develops.
Frequently Asked Questions
Information about the COVID Booster
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is creating guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. As soon as those guidelines are released, we will start contacting DAP Health patients who meet the CDC’s eligibility requirements to schedule their booster shot.
If you have questions about your care, please reach out to your clinician on MyChart. If you have questions pertaining to the vaccine booster or Delta Variant, please call our COVID Clinic at (760) 992-0407.
Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades están creando pautas para las inyecciones de refuerzo de la vacuna COVID-19. Tan pronto como se publiquen esas pautas, comenzaremos a comunicarnos con los pacientes de DAP Health que cumplan con los requisitos de elegibilidad de la CDC para programar su vacuna de refuerzo.
Si tiene preguntas sobre su atención, comuníquese con su médico en MyChart. Si tiene preguntas relacionadas con el refuerzo de la vacuna o la variante Delta, llame a nuestra Clínica COVID al (760) 992-0407.
I want to find out more about COVID vaccines, including when one will be available — where should I look?
If you are a DAP patient, please be sure you are registered in MyChart. When you are eligible and DAP has available vaccines, you will receive a message via MyChart and will be able to set up an appointment using a tool in MyChart. DAP hotline staff are unable to schedule appointments for your vaccination.
Learn more about how DAP Health is prioritizing our HIV-positive patients. click here
DAP is currently offering COVID vaccination to its registered patients. If you are not a DAP Health patient there are many locations in The County of Riverside that are offering vaccinations.
Please see the following providers:
Apple Urgent Care
Desert Oasis Healthcare
JC Neighborhood Pharmacy
SoCal Emergency Medicine
United Lab Services Inc.
Please contact your PCP or
Am I required to wear a face-covering when I am away from home?
Answer: Everyone who enters DAP Health or Revivals buildings are required to wear a face covering. Many localities are requiring face-covering regardless of vaccination status.
For information about Palm Springs City COVID-19 Updates
I am caring for someone at home – what should I do? Click here.
I am caring for myself at home – what should I do? Click here.
Why am I being screened before I can be permitted to enter DAP?
Answer: DAP puts the health and safety of our clients, volunteers and employees first. To prevent unnecessary exposures on the DAP campus, screening is mandatory for anyone entering a DAP building.
Anyone refusing to be screened or failing to comply with instructions given by DAP screeners will be required to leave the DAP campus.
Is DAP offering testing?
Answer: Yes. DAP Health continues to offer PCR testing for travel purposes to established patients by appointment only. For persons who are not patients, a list of local testing sites can be found above.
How can people get COVID-19 / Coronavirus? Is there risk for airborne transmission?
Answer: COVID-19 / Coronavirus appears to be transmitted by droplets, or small particles that travel in respiratory secretions. There has also been some recent evidence that the virus may last in the air, or be spread by airborne transmission. However, this is negligible and does not represent a significant form of spread, nor does it change any or our current guidelines.
It is spread:
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes or shares saliva with another person.
For more information about COVID-19 transmission – Click here CDC Link https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/transmission/index.html
How can I stay updated on COVID-19 disease in Riverside County and the U.S.?
Answer: if you are interested in daily updates, please visit the following websites:
RUHS-PH COVID-19 page: http://rivcoph.org/coronavirus/
CDC COVID-19 page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
Current CDC travel advisories: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
You can also find out more by calling the following:
CDC Information Line:
Riverside County Public Information Line: (951) 358-5134
How can I cope with my grief around losing my loved one or friend to COVID-19?
Answer: All hospice organizations provide grief and recovery counseling. Persons are not required to have received hospice care with the agency to receive the counseling, including support groups.
Some serving this area include:
VNA Hospice and Palliative Care of SoCal – 800-969-4862
Vitas Healthcare – 909-386-6000
Riverside Hospice Care – 877-952-4470
Desert Care Hospice – 760-318-0668
Ardent Hospice of the Desert – 760-904-6070
Kindred Hospice – 760-346-2816