If you area exposed to COVID-19, there is no 100% guaranteed way to avoid getting it.
However, please follow these suggestions to best prevent getting this virus:
- Wear your mask – especially if you are in public, and you are coming in contact with people.
- Maintain social distance – keep about 6 feet of space between people not in your family or “bubble.”
“A ‘bubble’ is an unofficial term used to describe the cluster of people outside your household with whom you feel comfortable spending time during the pandemic. The idea is that you can extend your home ‘bubble’ to select people, so you can have more in-person social interactions beyond your household, while still potentially limiting the risk of Covid-19 transmission.”
However, you do put yourself and others at risk because you can innocently or inadvertently spread the virus to others, especially in light of asymptomatic transmission. So, you have to choose your bubbles carefully. (Cory Stieg, June 29, 2020)
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you do not have access to soap and water, then use a hand sanitizer.
- Please check with your doctor whether you should get the flu shot, and if recommended, when you should get it.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and cough into your elbow area.
- Stay home if you are not feeling well!
- Get to sleep early. Get a good night’s sleep - every night. If you need to avoid getting interrupted by your phone, turn it off.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. This may be hard to do, but it helps prevent transmitting unhealthy germs to vulnerable areas of your face.
- Eat healthy meals, and limit your snacks. And, especially, try to eat a good breakfast. Eating healthy foods helps boost your energy and immunity.
Finally, do your best to “de-stress.” That means relax. Read a book. Write some poetry. Write down your thoughts and ideas. Get some exercise every day.
If you need support, there are numerous local resources available. Please see the “Master List of COVID-19 Resources - September 1, 2020 Update” on our District website.The following is a link to an article about masks:
Some Valuable Information from the Nurse’s Office
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM Virtual Presentation
Questions are encouraged, please submit when you register
Please join us for a presentation with clinicians from Saint Barnabas Medical Center:
Linda Hardy, BBA, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C, Asthma Educator Dr. Killol Patel, MD, Pulmonary Specialist
Dr. Stephanie Zandieh, MD FAAP, FCCP, Pediatric Pulmonologist