Sadly COVID-19 has affected all of us, some worse than others. Praying for all those families who have lost jobs, lost money, had delays, had friends or family infected with the disease, and simply have had their lives flipped upside down.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds – after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
2. Avoid crowds and close contact with people who are sick or if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.
- Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies (tissues, etc.) to treat fever and other symptoms. Most people will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home.
- Have enough household items and groceries on hand so that you will be prepared to stay at home for a period of time.
4. Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, phones, remote controls, tablets and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water then disinfect.
- Talk to your children about the outbreak, stay calm and reassure them that they are safe
- Remember our children are watching us on how we respond to stress and uncertainty
- Let’s show our children resilience and not panic
7. Launder items including washable plush toys as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
- If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.
- If a separate bathroom is not available, it should be cleaned and disinfected after each use.
- the CDC does not know at this time if COVID-19 would cause problems during pregnancy or affect the health of the baby after birth.
- Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
- Drink lots of water
- Get enough SLEEP and rest
- Limit stress
- Go for a walk, take a hike, do yoga and take some deep breaths- we will get though this!
- Limit social media
- Limit googling
– Colleen Newhall