What You Can Do To Help Halt The Escalation of COVID-19
YOU CAN HELP HALT THE EXPONENTIAL SPREAD
- COVID-19 is spread by droplets in the air and on surfaces left by someone carrying the virus.
- The virus has an incubation period of 1 - 12 days so can be spread unknowingly.
- Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.
- Common symptoms are fever, tiredness, dry cough and can include aches, pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea.
- Reliable FAQ is available at https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses.
RELIABLE SITES FOR INFORMATION AND UPDATES
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds regularly - especially when in public.
- Disinfect surfaces that you regularly touch - cell phone, car steering wheel, door handles, shared surfaces.
- Practice social distancing of 3 feet while in public spaces - this reduces contact with the droplets in the air
- Refrain from handshaking, hugging, and kissing social relations.
- Do not go to the emergency room unless it’s essential. If you have symptoms like cough, fever or other respiratory problems, call your healthcare provider for a recommendation.
- Stay home if you are sniffling, coughing, or achy. You may have a common cold but better to be safe.
- Keep your immune system strong by getting plenty of rest, exercise, stay hydrated, and eat healthy.
- Tips on keep your home free of the virus: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/homeandgarden/10817625-181/cleaning-disinfecting-tips-to-keep
Don't Panic! Know the facts and respond reasonably.
Coronavirus Advice for the Public, World Health Org
Update to the Community, City of Issaquah Mayor Pauly
Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now, by Tomas Pueyo
Washington State Department of Health
WA State Health Dept Updates by Phone: 1.800.525.0217
King County Updates by Phone: 206.447.3977
Myths and Facts About Social Distancing
Not All Hand Sanitizers Are Created Equal