News Maker Dr. Jeffery Feit of VH on relieving the pressure on workers

COVID-19 cases continue to inundate local hospitals.

We spoke with Dr. Jeffery Feit of Valley Health (VH) about helping to alleviate the pressure on the health care workers in our latest news maker segment.

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Dr. Feit explains the pressure for health care workers has been tremendous with the current surge of COVID-19 Omicron cases.

Dr. Feit explains that their are steps we can take that will help alleviate the pressure on workers.

Testing and talking to a care provider are just some of the steps we can take before we even consider going to a hospital.

Click here for Dr. Feit’s interview.

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The CDC updates COVID-19 Omicron recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website shows updated information for quarantine recommendations for the COVID-19 variant.

The website shows that anyone exposed to the COVID-19 Omicron variant needs to quarantine for five days.

If you are asymptomatic or symptoms resolve without fever after 24 hours of quarantine that should be followed by mask wearing for at least five days.

The change is motivated by scientific data that indicates that transmission occurs in the early stages of the illness.

Visit CDC.gov for more information and specifics on information for those that suffer from immune deficiencies.

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Community Health: Understanding Omicron

As part of our ongoing Community Health series in partnership with Valley Health, today’s conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Feit centered around the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

He explained why this variant is particularly tricky and talked about what is known vs what is not known about it’s spread, virility and the impact vaccines will have in fighting it.