During this time of spreading illness we thought we would put together some helpful links to keep you up to date and informed on the Coronavirus. We hope the articles in these links will guide you to feel more prepared and help keep your family and community safe.
I think the biggest thing that all the articles we have read so far mention is the importance of washing your hands. I know that seems like a no-brained, but you’d be surprised at the number of people who actually fail to do this.
according to ABCNEWS.go.com here is the most up to date map of the known reported cases in the USA.
Here’s some helpful tips provided by the the Red Cross:
LIMIT THE SPREAD OF GERMS AND PREVENT INFECTION
The Red Cross recommends following common sense steps to help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and throw the tissue away after use. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve, not your hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
Clean and disinfect doorknobs, switches, handles, computers, telephones, bedside tables, bathroom sinks, toilets, counters, toys and other surfaces that are commonly touched around the home or workplace.
To the extent possible, avoid touching commonly used surfaces in public places like elevator buttons, door handles and handrails and avoid handshaking with people. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease. www.redcross.org
And as promised, the helpful Links we want to provide on the Coronavirus:
We certainly hope that these articles in the links are helpful to you and your family. Let‘s focus less in the fear of the Coronavirus and more so on being prepared and up to date on the situation.
Thank you! And as always, stay safe!❤️