Have Concerns, Interested in Safety Precautions or Think You May Be Sick?
Centers of Disease Control Updated Information
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- Take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick
- Have supplies on hand
- Take everyday precautions, wash your hands & avoid crowds
- If COVID-19 is spreading in your community, take extra measures to put distance between yourself and other people to further reduce your risk of being exposed to this new virus.
- Have a plan if you get sick.
- Call your doctor before you go in to see your doctor.
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- Know how it spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Take steps to protect yourself, clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
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- Stay at home except to get Medical Attention
- Separate yourself from people and animals in your home
- Call ahead before visiting the doctor
- Wear a facemask if you’re sick
- Cover your cough and sneezes
- Clean your hands often
- Avoid sharing personal household items
- Clean all high-touch surfaces everyday
- Monitor your symptoms
- Discontinuing home isolation
- Stay at home until instructed to leave: Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low.
- Talk to your healthcare provider: The decision to discontinue home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.
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The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
- Shortness of breath
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- Find Local Information
- Know the Signs & Symptoms
- Take Steps for Those at Higher Risk
- Protect Yourself & Family
- Implement steps to prevent illness (e.g., stay home when sick, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces daily).
- Create a Household Plan
- Stay Informed About Emergency Plans