Covid 19

 COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The CDC lists the following as symptoms of COVID-19:

· Fever or chills

· Cough

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Fatigue

· Muscle or body aches

· Headache

· New loss of taste or smell

· Sore throat

· Congestion or runny nose

· Nausea or vomiting

· Diarrhea

· Other possible symptoms not listed*

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. It is important to remember that people without symptoms can still spread the virus.

Tips for Protecting Yourself and Others

· Wash your hands often (see below for proper handwashing techniques).

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

· Put 6 feet distance between yourself and people who do not live in your household.

· Wear a mask or face covering when around people who are outside your household.

· Always covering your coughs and sneezes by using the inside of your elbow or a tissue.

· Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

· Monitor your health.

*All information retrieved from CDC.gov*



Nurse's Corner


Handwashing

Handwashing is the best way to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. 

  • Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hand with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or sing happy birthday twice

  • Only use hand sanitizer when you do not have access to a sink or when your hands are not visibly soiled and wash your hands with soap and water as soon as possible

  • Make sure hand sanitizer is at least 60% alcohol

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  • When to wash your hands:
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • Before eating
    • After using the restroom
    • After leaving a public place
    • Before and after touching your face
    • After handling your face covering
    • After changing a diaper
    • After caring for someone who is sick
    • After touching animals or pets
    • After touching garbage


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