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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Basics:

  • Symptoms of COVID-19 primarily include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These symptoms appear 2 to 14 days after exposure AND are very similar to common respiratory illnesses typically found in the community
  • COVID-19 spreads between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) via coughs or sneezes. It may also spread by touching a surface or object with the virus on it.
  • People are thought to be most contagious when they are the sickest, though some spread is possible before people show symptoms.
  • Preventionstarts with practicing good personal health habits: stay home when you’re sickcover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, wash your hands often with soap and water, and clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Getting plenty of rest, drinking fluids, eating healthy foods, and managing your stress may help you prevent getting COVID-19 and recover from it if you do.

 

Protecting yourself from COVID-19

There are steps people should take to reduce their risk of getting and spreading any viral respiratory infections including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill.

 

If you feel ill, please contact your local primary care provider for further guidance

 

SCMS FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

February Newsletter 2020

 

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