1. Stay home. Social Distance.
Even if you think you’re healthy and unlikely to be affected – you are a walking threat to others. You will carry this virus and spread it. The number of people getting this virus is increasing and on a graph the line keeps going “up”. We want that line to curve down (towards 0). So help #Flattenthecurve
2. Do not travel.
I don’t care where you’re going or how hard you have worked for that vacation. This is life and death for some people. Don’t be selfish. Delay your trip.
3. Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face.
This virus is spread by droplets and it stays active on surfaces from hours to days….on clothes for 6 hours + ….and it is transmitted through your face (eyes, nose, mouth). Wash your hands with soap and water. If you can’t do this there are approved hand sanitizers that help but do not replace soap and water.
4. If you are sick, stay home. If you need medical attention call your doctor or hospital first.
If you think you have COVID19 please call your doctors’ office / local hospital and look at your local public health departments’ directions. Some places will have you wait outside or will direct you to their protocol. Despite what has been said in the media – many places do NOT have tests. And the tests that we do have need to be used for patients who are very ill right now. We hope this will change in the future and that there will be tests for everybody. We just aren’t there yet.
5. Help your elderly friends and family.
Help them stay home. Patients age 60 and older who contract COVID19 have a 25% chance of death. We don’t even know the exact number for other high-risk individuals. Ask your elderly and immunocompromised family and friends if they need supplies, food, etc. and bring it to them. Let’s protect our most susceptible population.
Thank you for helping out!
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