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COVID-19 is a respiratory infection. It will infect you if you breathe it in, or if it comes in contact with your mouth or nose. It attacks your lungs and spreads to others when you cough, sneeze, talk or exhale.

COVID-19 can also live on surfaces for a while. It gets there either when you sneeze, cough or when you touch your nose or mouth, then touch a surface. From there, others can pick it up and move it to their nose or mouth.

There are other possible means of transmission, but these are the ones that easily endanger all of us. It is these means of infection that have led to the advice you commonly hear that will help you and your family to stay safe during this pandemic.

Social distancing

What: Keep 6’ from other people.

Why: This is to prevent you from breathing in the virus exhaled by others. If you are infected, it prevents others getting it from you.

Don’t touch your face

What: Don’t use your hands to touch your face, especially your nose, mouth, eyes and ears unless your hands are clean.

Why: Touching surfaces contaminated with the virus can contaminate your hands. Touching your face moves the virus to where it needs to be to infect you.

Wash your hands

What: Wash for 20 seconds using soap and water, or with 60% alcohol hand sanitizer

Why: This kills the virus on your hands. When your hands are clean, you can touch your face without worrying about infection. It also keeps you from spreading the virus by touching things.

Cough into your elbow

What: When you cough or sneeze, put your face in the crook of your elbow.

Why: Firstly, it greatly reduces how far the virus can spread from your cough or sneeze. When you use your hand to do this, you just get the virus on your hands, and can spread it by touching surfaces. We don’t touch anything with our elbows, so it is much safer.

Wear a breathing mask

What: Wear a breathing mask when you are close to others or someone who is infected. Also wear one if you are sick and near anyone else.

Why: Wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth can help prevent you from breathing in the virus. If you are sick, it reduces how much you spread the virus in the air around you. Learn about the proper way to use a breathing mask to get the most benefit from it.

Note: At this time, we are trying to reserve N95 rated breathing masks for healthcare workers and those caring for patient’s sick with COVID-19. Everyone else is encouraged to use a consumer mask, or to make a simple breathing mask at home.

About Faith Community Health System

Faith Community Hospital is a community hospital serving the residents of Jack County, Texas. We offer a wealth of medical services including inpatient care, minor surgeries, obstetrics and other health care services.

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Alvord Clinic
115 East Bypass US Highway 287
Alvord, Texas 76225


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1010 N. Mill St.
Bowie, TX 76230


Jacksboro Clinic
215 Chisholm Trail
Jacksboro, TX 76458


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If you need to contact us for general inquires or comments, please use the methods below. For emergencies, please dial 911.

215 Chisholm Trail Jacksboro, Texas 76458