Coronavirus and How to Stay Healthy
As many of you know, coronavirus is affecting everyday life. Whether the cancellation of schools, events, or the great financial toll it’s taking, the last week has no doubt been one of many changes. I wanted to take a second to bring you some accurate information on staying safe and healthy.
The start of the coronavirus is thought to be in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were said to have been linked to the live animal market.
Older adults and those with preexisting health conditions are at a higher risk of getting a severe illness from coronavirus. There is a low risk of most people getting seriously sick from coronavirus.
Symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, a cough AND having been exposed to someone with the coronavirus. It’s important to realize these symptoms are extremely similar to the flu so before getting tested, consider whether or not you have been exposed to someone with the virus or an area with an outbreak.
CDC does not recommend those who are healthy to wear a facemask. There is a low supply of facemasks which need to be saved for hospitals and those who have been instructed by a doctor to wear one. If you are healthy, it is not recommended you wear a facemask.
It is thought the virus spreads primarily from person-to-person. This means the virus is spread typically from those who are in 6 feet of each other or from an infected person coughing or sneezing.
Now that you have some information on the virus, let’s look at how you can stay safe:
If you’re healthy...
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds with hot water and soap.
- If you can’t wash your hands, use hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with infected persons
If you’re infected with coronavirus...
- Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
- Make sure to disinfect areas you have touched.
- Wear a mask to prevent the spread of the infection.
- Stay home, making sure to especially avoid those who are at the highest risk, unless you need to seek medical help.
I am sending love to you and your families and hoping you are all healthy and safe. Please let me know below how you are all doing 👇🏼💕