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NEW UPDATEs: 3/16 – Coronavirus; (COVID-19)
Last revised: March 16, 2020
Great information on “How to protect yourself” and “What to do if you think your sick.”
Rewritten in part from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If you would like to get regular updates on COVID-19 from the CDC click here, and complete the form in the left column in the middle of the page.
If you would like to learn about the Clinical Management and Treatment click here.
The Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities from the CDC to prepare for community transmission can be found by clicking here. Senior housing communities would be well advised to follow these Guidelines as well.
The following symptoms often appear 2 – 14 days after exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19); fever, cough, shortness of breath.
To get tested call your doctor. At this point, due to the shortness of tests, most states still require a doctor’s order to get tested.
Steps for Prevention
- Stay home except for medical care, and avoid public areas and transportation.
- As much as possible, separate yourself from other people and animals in your home. If you have contact with others or pets in your home wash your hands before and after contact and wear a face mask if possible.
Click here for additional information on preventing the spread of Coronavirus Disease in Homes and Residential Communities.
If you would like to learn how Coronavirus spreads click here.
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