Together We Will Overcome

Let us all take precautionary measures outlined here to safeguard ourselves and our loved ones.

What is COVID-19 ?

 COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people can become severely ill. Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Older people and those who have certain underlying medical conditions are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.

How does the virus spread?

COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person to person, including between people who are physically near each other (within about 6 feet). People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others. Cases of reinfection with COVID-19 have been reported but are rare. We are still learning about how the virus spreads and the severity of illness it causes.

How can I protect myself and others from COVID-19

  1. Wear a mask
  2. Stay 6 feet away from other
  3. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated space
  4. Wash your hands often
  5. Cover coughs and sneezes
  6. Clean and Disinfect
  7. Monitor your health daily

What should I do if I get sick or someone in my house gets sick?

For people who are recovering at home and their caregivers, including:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • If you have COVID-19, tell your close contacts so that they can quarantine at home and get tested.
  • Use a separate room and bathroom for sick household members (if possible).
  • The person who is sick should isolate.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Clean the sick room and bathroom, as needed, to avoid unnecessary contact with the sick person.
  • The person who is sick should wear a mask when they are around other people at home. They do not need to wear a mask if they are alone.

What should I do if I have had a close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

The best way to protect yourself and others is to quarantine by staying home for 14 days if you think you’ve been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.

 

Be alert for symptoms of COVID-19.

If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.

You may NOT need to quarantine if:

  • You have been fully vaccinated and have no symptoms
  • You were previously diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last three months and don’t develop any new symptoms

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