COVID-19 Information

What You Can Do To Help Halt The Escalation of COVID-19

FACTS:
  • 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.
YOU CAN HELP HALT THE EXPONENTIAL SPREAD 
  • 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
RELIABLE SITES FOR INFORMATION AND UPDATES
Don't Panic! Know the facts and respond reasonably.


Coronavirus Advice for the Public, World Health Org
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Update to the Community, City of Issaquah Mayor Pauly
https://www.issaquahwa.gov/3194/COVID-19

Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now, by Tomas Pueyo
https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca

Washington State Department of Health
https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus

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
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/03/16/coronavirus-social-distancing-myths-realities-column/5053696002/

Not All Hand Sanitizers Are Created Equal

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article241128306.html