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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, California has issued a statewide Public Health order requiring residents to stay at home except for essential activities. WHAT IS COVID-19: COVID-19 is a newly discovered type of coronavirus.
If you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus (cough, fever, shortness of breath), call your health care provider or local health department before seeking care. The California Department of Public Health and the CDC will make determinations on whether a person with COVID-19 requires hospitalization or home isolation.
PREPARATION. Preparing for the outbreak of an infectious disease is very similar to preparing for the aftermath of a natural disaster, like an earthquake. Therefore, you should: Confirm that your emergency supply kit is fully stocked: Water – one gallon, per person, per day. Non-perishable food items. First-aid supplies – including a 30-day supply of prescription medications. Fresh batteries. Activities to keep small children entertained.
Check on the well-being of elderly family and neighbors, and others who may need extra assistance during an emergency. Follow the instructions of public health agencies and local officials.
PREVENTION. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following actions to help prevent the spread of coronavirus: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Practice social distancing by maintaining six feet from others when you do need to leave your home.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Talk to your doctor about getting a flu shot. The flu shot does not protect against COVID-19. However, it could keep you healthy and free up medical resources.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS: If you are feeling sick, contact your healthcare provider or local health department before seeking treatment. In addition, individuals should also: Stay at home unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider. Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home. Wear a face mask. Avoid sharing personal household items. Clean and disinfect high-touch areas in your home. Monitor your condition and seek prompt medical attention if your symptoms worsen (e.g. difficulty breathing)
Talk with your healthcare provider when deciding whether to discontinue home isolation.
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