COVID-19 Information & Resources Guide

COVID-19, which is also known as coronavirus, is on everyone’s minds during these times. Officially discovered in 2019 and named in 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 causes symptoms including a dry cough, fever, and difficulty breathing in more severe cases. Given its current impact, many people are understandably seeking out more information and resources regarding COVID-19, including its impact on individuals living with conditions like spinal cord injury, spina bifida, and more. 180 Medical is dedicated to providing you with the information you need to stay healthy and safe, so we’ve prepared a guide filled with helpful resources.

What does the COVID-19 pandemic mean for 180 Medical and our customers?

180 Medical has taken this situation seriously regarding our customers’ and employees’ safety and health. The majority of our workforce has transitioned to working remotely from home while sheltering in place. However, this change has not affected our normal hours of operation. We remain available for our customers during normal business hours while exercising safe social distancing practices. We are especially proud that these COVID-19 precautions have not resulted in any shipping delays.

Additionally, we want you to know that our Shipping Specialists are taking additional safety precautions such as wearing gloves and masks while they pack, handle, and ship our customers’orders.

If you’d like more details regarding how 180 Medical is handling this situation, tips to reduce the risk of contamination of your supplies, and more, please see our comprehensive post here.

Learn more about coronavirus and your medical supplies.

Government Resources Regarding COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most objective information concerning COVID-19, including resources for symptom assessment and advice for seeking testing if you believe you or someone you know has been exposed to the coronavirus. The federal government has issued a national plan, but the response in your area may differ depending on the severity of the COVID-19 infections in your region.

For regular updates on COVID-19 and the federal government’s response, you can subscribe to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) email newsletter.

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Adjusting to the New Normal at Home During COVID-19 Pandemic

As we all continue to shelter in place during this national emergency, here are some helpful resources for coping and adjusting to these new changes.

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Additional COVID-19 Resources Regarding Specific Medical Conditions

180 Medical recognizes many of our customers live with medical conditions that could potentially leave them more vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are several organizations and resources for our customers.

Physical Disabilities and COVID-19

Latex Allergy and COVID-19

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Autism and COVID-19

Spina Bifida and COVID-19

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and COVID-19

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and COVID-19

Ostomy and COVID-19

Cancer and COVID-19

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About the Author
Austin is a Marketing Coordinator at 180 Medical and has been with 180 for 4 years. His favorite part of his job is working with his funny coworkers.

He loves afternoon reading, watching movies, and all aspects of the Warhammer 40k hobby.