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Help us keep our whole community safe and healthy

Hello Forward Pharmacy family! Our stores have been busy with many of you stocking up on medications and wellness supports. We appreciate your trust in us, and we are keeping our shelves stocked to provide our community with the health support you need.

We need help from you to keep our whole community as healthy as possible!

  • Please stay home if you are sick. Take advantage of our free delivery option! Due to the nature of our business, our customers rely on us to keep their health and wellness at the forefront of everything we do, and we need your help to meet that mission. We ask that if you are showing signs of illness, please call us to place orders rather than visiting in person. Have a friend pick your order up, or have us deliver!
  • We also offer curbside pickup at Cottage Grove, Deerfield and Columbus, as well as a drive through at McFarland.
  • Take steps to protect yourself and others. Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water. Limit exposure to others, especially if you are sick. Read the full list of recommendations for protecting yourself and others below.

We are taking every precaution and measure to keep our Forward Pharmacy locations clean and sanitized during our open hours. We are taking this very seriously and will also not come to work if any of us are not well. We will get through this together!

Take steps to protect yourself and others

Whether you are showing signs of illness or not, it’s a good idea right now to limit your exposure to others and practice good hygiene. Here are the steps the CDC recommends:

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Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. Try to maintain a distance of six feet from others in public. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.*

Stay home if you’re sick

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Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect: Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface. Read more about standards for disinfecting, including a link to a complete disinfection guide, here.

*Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

Published on Mar 12 2020

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