COVID-19 Tips from Healthcare Ministry

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If you have a serious underlying medical condition:

  • Stay home if possible.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid close contact (6 feet, which is about two arm lengths) with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched services.
  • Avoid all cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying condition or if you are sick.
  • For more information on steps you can take to protect yourself contact the Virginia Dept of Health hotline 

Stay hydrated and increase intake of vitamins C,D, and zinc by diet or supplements to improve your immune system.Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces as this virus can survive for daysShower and wash clothes after being out in public places as it can also survive on fabrics for several daysConsider wearing gloves when using gas pump or ATM, if not glove then sanitize immediately after useMain symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breathBuy a thermometer- it doesn’t help health care providers when you say you feel feverish but didn’t actually check your temperature.Do not smoke
Regarding Masks:Main benefit of cloth masks is to help prevent you from touching your face, so they help reduce risk but they don’t guarantee you won’t get the virus as the virus can penetrate it.Also used for people infected with COVID to reduce them spreading the virus if they cough or sneeze. But best mask to reduce transmission is the N95 which is hard to find these days and recommended for healthcare workers who are frontline in providing care for those infected with the virus.