What You Can Do To Help Halt The Escalation of COVID-19
If you are are a high-risk individual, a critical health-care worker or a first responder and need help during the COVID-19 health concern, the following South Cove residents have step up as neighbors who are available to help. Please locate their contact information in the resident directory and contact them directly.
If you are in good health and would like your name added to this list of available people who can help, please email [email protected]
Geoff & Robin Fawcett
Bill and Nancy Levings
Chad and Kirsten Hardisty
Margo Van Halm
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