Anxiety over the Coronavirus?

Anxiety over the Coronavirus?

Anxiety over the Coronavirus? Some of you may be tired of hearing about it and unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there. I want to share what I’ve found as the most important and share a few tips:

How the Coronavirus Spreads

  • Mostly through person-to-person contact via respiratory droplets within close contact
  • Being within approximately 6 feet of someone who has contracted the COVID-19 virus
  • Being in contact with infectious secretions from a person who has the COVID-19 virus including sputum, serum blood, and respiratory droplets

Coronavirus Prevention Tips

  • Wash your hands often; avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth or paper face cover when around others. Surgical masks and N-95 respirators are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

Should I get the Flu Shot?

This season alone: 29 million people in the U.S. have experienced flu illness and an estimated 16,000 have died including 105 children.
I’d recommend yes!

For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html