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Welcome to the GW Occupational Health (OH) Program provided by the GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA). The MFA is the physician group practice affiliated with GW that provides a full scope of patient care services and serves as faculty in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. This program will provide support for the ongoing health and safety of employees during the campus re-opening in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.


GW Fight the Flu!

GW Fight the FluWhile the university is not requiring students, faculty and staff to get the flu vaccine this semester, the university is following the CDC guidance that strongly encourages individuals to get a flu vaccine every season to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications. Influenza is different from the common cold. Influenza may cause mild and sometimes severe illness. Thus, all members of the GW community are encouraged to secure the flu vaccine this fall.

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Covid-19 Vaccine Information

COVID vaccines are recommended for all people age 12 and older. For GW employed faculty and staff they are required. To find a vaccine center in your area, please visit Vaccines.gov.

How to contact us

You may reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 202-677-6230.
Email: gwuocchealth@mfa.gwu.edu

Self-Isolation Instructions

  • Stay home except to get medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
  • If you live alone, many grocery stores and pharmacies offer delivery. A friend or relative may also bring you the supplies you need, however they should not spend significant time in your home.
  • Prohibit visitors who do not have an essential need to be in your home.
  • As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people who live in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available. Restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick.
  • Wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are short of breath when wearing a mask, then people who live with you should wear a face covering if they are in the same room as you.
  • Clean your hands often: wash with soap and water, at least 20 seconds, or (less preferable use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry). Wash hands especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can and clean your hands immediately.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items such as dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day with a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions.
  • Monitor your symptoms: Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19. Put on a facemask before you enter the facility.

These instructions are based on guidance from the CDC and the District of Columbia Department of Health.

 

How to contact us

You may reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 202-677-6230.
Email: gwuocchealth@mfa.gwu.edu