Adapted from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncovThe virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:
How to protect yourself and others:
What to do in your home:
What to do if you or a household member is sick:· Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.· Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.· Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.· Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.· Call ahead: If you have a medical appointment, call your doctor’s office or emergency department, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.· If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.· If you are caring for others: If the person who is sick is not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live in the home should stay in a different room. When caregivers enter the room of the sick person, they should wear a facemask. Visitors, other than caregivers, are not recommended. The following symptoms may appear: · Fever· Cough· Shortness of breath· If you develop emergency warning signs, get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:o Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath Persistent pain or pressure in the chest New confusion or inability to arouse Bluish lips or face.o This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
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