Facts and Safety Measures Regarding COVID-19

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Posted: 4/15/2020 11:09 AM by Interim HealthCare
Interim Healthcare wants to start off by thanking everyone on the front lines who are helping individuals in the community. These individuals include; Doctors, Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Personal Care Assistants, Therapists, grocery store attendants, mail carriers, warehouse workers, truck drivers, and other healthcare providers and essential employees.  COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It was first identified in China and is believed to be originated from an animal source. The first case in the United States was reported on January 21, 2020. This virus is spread from person to person from being in close proximity. This can happen when someone coughs, sneezes, or touches objects that has been contaminated by the virus. Please keep six feet between you and other individuals.

Symptoms that occur are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These symptoms can result in pneumonia, organ failure, or death in severe cases. We have to come together to protect ourselves and others by avoiding close contact with people, avoiding touching your face, and washing hands. If you are sick or feel like you have been exposed to the coronavirus there are steps you should take:
  1. Stay home except to seek medical care  
  2. Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
  3. Call ahead before visiting your doctor
  4. Wear a facemask
  5. Cover your coughs and sneezes
  6. Avoid sharing personal household items
  7. Clean your hands often
  8. Clean all services in your home that are touched
  9. Monitor your symptoms
  10. Remain in home isolation

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