COVID-19

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3/10/2020

Coronavirus

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What is Coronavirus?

  • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses identified in the 1960s.

  • They spread through infected people coughing and sneezing, by touching an infected person's hands or face, or by touching things such as doorknobs that infected people have touched

  • Almost everyone gets a coronavirus infection at least once in their life, most likely as a young child.

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has upgraded the global risk to 'high.' But confirmed infections in the US remain comparatively low

  • 80% of people experience no to mild symptoms and 20% require care

  • Symptoms are Fever, Shortness of Breath, Cough, Diarrhea

  • Risk factors elderly, lung problems, diabetes, heart disease, cancer

What can YOU do?

  • Don’t panic!

  • Hand Hygiene – handwashing with soap and water for 20 seconds or alcohol-based (60%) hand sanitizer.   Try to use this time to relax

  • Cough etiquette – maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues, preferably or clothing

  • Avoid handshakes and touching your face, particularly eyes, nose, mouth

  • Avoid close contact (less than 6 feet) with people with respiratory infections

  • Stay home when sick and use telemedicine to a doctor either through your employer or directly to your medical home clinic

  • Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces: phone, counters, doorknobs

  • Do not take a cruise ship voyage at this time

  • Avoid non-essential travel, use video conferencing if possible.  If you need to travel take additional precautions (see Traveling Recommendations)

  • Maximize the use of cell phones for travel check-in, payment

  • Get your annual flu shot

 

Hand-Washing Steps

When to wash your hands or your child's hands

  • Before eating, particularly in a restaurant

  • After using the restroom

  • Wash child’s hands before picking up from nursery or daycare

  • Sneezing or coughing into hands

  • After touching a surface that may have had viruses

  • Traveling or working in clinical settings or caring for a family member who is sick

 

Hand Sanitizer Steps

Traveling Recommendations
 

Check-in online before your flight
 

At security

  • Use a mobile boarding pass (with your SmartPhone)

  • Show the TSA Screener your identification, front and back

  • When you take off your shoes, do not go barefoot!  Wear your socks

  • Place your shoes in a different bin than your other items

  • Wash your hands or use sanitizer after clearing security

Do not use the public water fountains
Bring your own food/water on the plane
Wash your hands or sanitize before you eat
Wash your hands after picking up your luggage

Helpful Websites

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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