HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF:
• Wash hands frequently and appropriately: o Wash with soap and water. o Wash for 20 seconds. • Use hand sanitizer if unable to wash with soap and water. o Hand sanitizer should have at least 60% alcohol. • Maintain at least a 6 foot distance from others. • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, remote controls, bathroom fixtures, tablets, and bedside tables). o Use EPA registered household disinfectants. o If using alcohol solutions, it needs to be at least 70% alcohol. o Bleach solution: ▪ 1/3 cup (5 tablespoons) household bleach per 1 gallon water. ▪ 4 teaspoons household bleach per 1 quart water.
• Covid-19 incubation period (time from exposure until you are ill) can be up to 14 days. o You can infect someone BEFORE you feel ill. • Symptoms: o Loss of smell – often before fever or feel ill o Loss of taste – often before fever or feel ill o Fever – over 100.5’ o Cough o Shortness of breath • How long we believe COVID-19 can survive: o In the air – 4 hours o On copper – 4 hours o On cardboard – 24 hours o On stainless steel – 72 hours o On plastic – 72 hours o On glass – 96 hours
HOW TO PROTECT OTHERS:
• Maintain at least a 6 foot distance from others. • Wash hands frequently and appropriately: o Wash with soap and water. o Wash for 20 seconds. • Use hand sanitizer if unable to wash with soap and water. o Hand sanitizer should have at least 60% alcohol. • Wear a mask if you go out in public (please see attached instructions on how to make a mask at home using a bandana and two rubber bands)
• STEP ONE: turn the bandanna face-down and fold one half toward the center • STEP TWO: fold the other half in toward the center • STEP THREE: flip the bandanna over so it’s face-up • STEP FOUR: fold one half toward the center • STEP FIVE: fold the other half toward the center • STEP SIX: flip the bandanna over again and slide an elastic hair tie on each end • STEP SEVEN: fold the ends in toward the center • • STEP EIGHT: flip the mask over, this is how it should look • STEP NINE: pull the elastic hair ties to the sides and slide them around your ears
IF YOU FEEL ILL OR HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19:
• STAY HOME! • Contact your PCP (Yavapai-Apache Health Center phone number 928-567-2168). • Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do NOT visit public areas. • Avoid contact with other household members: o If possible stay in a separate room that only you utilize o If possible use a separate bathroom • If you have pets: o If possible have another household member care for your animals while you are sick. o Avoid contact with your pet including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. o If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them. • You should wear a mask when you are around other people (including before you enter a medical facility). • Cover your coughs and sneezes: o Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze ▪ Throw used tissues in a lined trash can. ▪ If you do not have a tissue available, cough or sneeze into your elbow. o Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. • WASH YOUR HANDS: wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. o This is especially important after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food. o Soap and water are the best option, especially if hands are visibly dirty. o HAND SANITIZER: if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. o AVOID TOUCHING: avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. • Avoid sharing personal household items: o Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people in your home. o After using these items, wash them thoroughly with soap and water or put in the dishwasher. • Clean ALL high-touch (tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, remote controls, bathroom fixtures, tablets, and bedside tables) surfaces everyday: o Clean all high-touch surfaces in your isolation area (sick room and bathroom) every day. o Let a household member clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in other areas of the home, but not in your bedroom and bathroom. ▪ If someone else needs to clean and disinfect a sick person’s bedroom or bathroom, they should do son on an as-needed basis. The person cleaning should wear a mask and wait as long as possible after the sick person has used the bathroom
• AVOID: o DO NOT use NSAIDs (ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen) if you have or may have COVID-19 as those medications may worsen the COVID-19, instead use acetaminophen (Tylenol) for fever and pain o Nebulizer treatments: ▪ If you have asthma please use your albuterol MDI (inhaler) only as the nebulizer may worsen the COVID-19 • EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNS – GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY: o Trouble breathing o Persistent pain or pressure in chest o New confusion or inability to arouse o Bluish lips or face • When to discontinue home isolation: o People with COVID-19 who have been in home isolation can stop under the following conditions: ▪ You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers) AND: ▪ Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND: ▪ At least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF: