You may be experiencing anxiety or stress regarding all the news about COVID-19. You're not alone. Here are four simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, going to the bathroom and before eating or preparing food. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Stay home when you are sick and cover your cough or sneeze with the tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
Here are the signs and symptoms to look for when it comes to COVID-19. Do you have a fever? Have you developed a cough? Have you developed shortness of breath? Just because you or someone you know has the symptoms doesn't mean you have COVID-19, however, you should seek medical advice if you have these symptoms and if you've been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or you live in an area or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.
Please call ahead before you go to the doctor's office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms. This way these medical professionals can prepare to care for you and keep others safe.