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CDC Updates and Myths | Dr. Linda Plummer Ward
How to Protect Youself and Others
Click Here: COVID-19: Prevent Getting Sick
Where can I get more information?
This information comes from www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and www.tn.gov/coronavirus. Both are updated frequently.
Be Informed! Be Prepared! Be Prayerful!
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LPMBC Health Ministry
Allysceaeioun Britt Spears, PhD, MPH, LPMBC Health Ministry Chair
Linda Plummer Ward, MD, MBA
· Prevent Spread
o Clean Hands Often
o Social Distancing
o Cover Cough/Sneeze
o Clean and Disinfect
· Caring for Someone Sick
· Testing Sites
o If you have concerns for your COVID 19 status, there are identified several walk in and drive thru testing sites through the state. Click herefor an interactive map for all Tennessee county testing locations.
COVID 19 is a very serious illness. The Health Ministryencourages you to read the information below to learn more on how to protect yourself and your loved ones.
If you have concerns for your COVID 19 status, there are identified several walk in and drive thru testing sites through the state. Click herefor an interactive map for all Tennessee county testing locations.
COVID 19 OVERVIEW)
· There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
· The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
· The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
o Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
o Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
o These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
o Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
CLEAN HANDS OFTEN
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
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Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home as much as possible
- Put distance between yourself and other people.
- Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
- Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES
Cover coughs and sneezes
- If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
CLEAN AND DISINFECT
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.
MAKE A FACE COVER
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
- You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
- Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
- Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
- Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
· Face coverings should be machined washed or otherwise cleaned regularly.
· Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.
For instructions on how to make a cloth mask click here.
CARING FOR SOMEONE SICK
Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have only mild illness and should recover at home.* Care at home can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help protect people who are at risk for getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
To be announced.