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How To Protect Yourself From Covid-19 Corona Virus

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF:

⦁ Wash hands frequently and appropriately:
⦁ Wash with soap and water.
⦁ Wash for 20 seconds.
⦁ Use hand sanitizer if unable to wash with soap and water.
⦁ 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).
⦁ Use EPA registered household disinfectants.
⦁ If using alcohol solutions, it needs to be at least 70% alcohol.
⦁ Bleach solution:
⦁ 1/3 cup (5 tablespoons) household bleach per 1 gallon water.
⦁ 4 teaspoons household bleach per 1 quart water.

COVID-19 INFORMATION:

⦁ Covid-19 incubation period (time from exposure until you are ill) can be up to 14 days.
⦁ You can infect someone BEFORE you feel ill.
⦁ Symptoms:
⦁ Loss of smell – often before fever or feel ill
⦁ Loss of taste – often before fever or feel ill
⦁ Fever – over 100.5’
⦁ Cough
⦁ Shortness of breath
⦁ How long we believe COVID-19 can survive:
⦁ In the air – 4 hours
⦁ On copper – 4 hours
⦁ On cardboard – 24 hours
⦁ On stainless steel – 72 hours
⦁ On plastic – 72 hours
⦁ On glass – 96 hours

HOW TO PROTECT OTHERS:

⦁ Maintain at least a 6 foot distance from others.
⦁ Wash hands frequently and appropriately:
⦁ Wash with soap and water.
⦁ Wash for 20 seconds.
⦁ Use hand sanitizer if unable to wash with soap and water.
⦁ 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:
⦁ If possible stay in a separate room that only you utilize
⦁ If possible use a separate bathroom
⦁ If you have pets:
⦁ If possible have another household member care for your animals while you are sick.
⦁ Avoid contact with your pet including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food.
⦁ 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:
⦁ 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.
⦁ 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.
⦁ This is especially important after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
⦁ Soap and water are the best option, especially if hands are visibly dirty.
⦁ 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.
⦁ AVOID TOUCHING: avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
⦁ Avoid sharing personal household items:
⦁ Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people in your home.
⦁ 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:
⦁ Clean all high-touch surfaces in your isolation area (sick room and bathroom) every day.
⦁ 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:
⦁ 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
⦁ 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:
⦁ Trouble breathing
⦁ Persistent pain or pressure in chest
⦁ New confusion or inability to arouse
⦁ Bluish lips or face
⦁ When to discontinue home isolation:
⦁ 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.

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