Coronavirus Resources & Links
"COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States”
The corona virus is the first of it’s kind pandemic that originated in China as an“unknown phnemonia” and is rapidly spreading across all countries.
For more details on the timeline of these recent events go to: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen
“The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. ”
The CDC and World Health Center recommend that the best ways to prevent exposure is to avoid large crowds, avoid travel and stay home if you can. Practice good hygiene and wash hands often for at least 20 seconds, limit close contact with others. For more preventative steps visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
“Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness 2-14 days after exposure.”
COVID-19 symptoms including, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you experience symptoms the CDC recommends the following procedure-
- Stay home
- Call your healthcare provider and let them know about your symptoms. Tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help them take care of you and keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
- If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home. Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.
“Get medical attention immediately if you have any of the emergency warning signs listed below.”
- Emergency warning signs:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
“The population with the highest risk is the elderly and those with already compromised immune systems or chronic medical conditions.”
It is especially important for those individuals and those around them to follow these recommendations.
Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health
Advice on protecting your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.