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On the Front Line with Dr. Jasmeet Bains

I work as a Family Medicine Physician in Taft, the heart of California's Central Valley. I am here to share an important message to you today.

I know it can be a little scary right now with so many changes happening so fast, but I want you to be rest assured knowing that everything being done is with the safety and security of you and your family in mind.

At this moment and as a community Doctor, I want to stress the importance of following these simple instructions:

  1. Stay in your house, but please continue your exercise routine, for example a 30 minute walk outside twice a day.
  2. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently and avoid touching your hands, eyes, and nose
  3. Avoid close contact with others -- try to keep a 6 feet boundary
  4. It is very important to stay at home if you are sick
  5. Cover your mouth when you cough
  6. Wear a face mask if you are sick
  7. Clean and disinfect high use surfaces frequently

To my brothers and sisters working in the fields, thank you for your service in this time of need. It is very important that you follow the above instructions and stay at home if you are sick.

Right now, more than ever, we need to come together as a community and do our part to help keep everyone safe and healthy. Everyone is at risk right now and everyone should take this seriously. Right now is crucial ... our peak for California is April 24th and if we follow these guidelines we can minimize the number of people who will be affected. We are all in this together.

It is an honor and privilege to be a Doctor, especially right now, but the biggest honor and privilege is to work alongside our amazing team of nurses, assistants, pharmacists, therapists, and all other healthcare workers. We are all united and here to help serve you to the best of our ability. Please help us by assuring you will follow all guidelines. We will all get through this together and we will all conquer this together.

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