COVID-19 CDC Recommendations

COVID-19 CDC Recommendations
Posted on 03/16/2020
COVID-19 CDC Recommendations

The Department of State Health Services, the World Health Organization, and Centers for Disease Control have made the following recommendations:


  • Practice social distancing.  Limit the amount of people and environments you come into contact with.  In other words, stay at home when possible.

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly (approximately 20 seconds) and disinfect frequently touched surfaces like door knobs, handrails, water faucets, light switches, kitchen tables, remote controls, phones, etc.  Ladies, be mindful of where you put your purses when you are out in public and where you put your purse when you get home. When washing your hands, use soap and water. If soap and water is not available, use a hand sanitizer 70% alcohol based.  If you are unable to find any hand sanitizer, go to the following website:

  • https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-make-hand-sanitizer

  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw it away.

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid contact with sick people if possible.  Avoiding exposure is extremely important, especially for the at risk population which includes people 65 or over or people who have underlying health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or cancer.

  • If you are sick, stay at home.The general population will have mild symptoms.  Stay at home and care for yourself like you would for the flu. The following link has recommendations from CDC about caring for yourself at home:

  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html#what-to-do-if-sick

If you are in the at risk population and have a fever, cough, and shortness of breath, call your primary care physician.  Let them know in advance about your symptoms so they can be prepared for your arrival. If you do not have a primary care physician, you may visit an urgent care facility.  You will also need to contact them in advance so they can prepare for your arrival.


Urgent care facilities near Kenedy






Twin Fountains Medical Clinic in Beeville

(361) 362-9711

tfmc.nextcare.com


Emergency Care of Floresville

(830) 393-3133

floresvillehealth.com


Some other helpful links:


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html#what-to-do-if-sick


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html


https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public


https://www.google.com/search?q=coronavirus&rlz=1C1AVFC_enUS754US755&oq=coron&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l6.2258j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hm0_sNiN2M


Stay Safe and Healthy!


Kellie Kolodziej

District Nurse

kzidek@kenedyisd.com


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