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People react differently to COVID-19. They range from mild to severe. Older Adults and those with Severe underlying medical conditions are at greater risk of experiencing severe symptoms resulting in the need for hospitalization and even death.
Symptoms to monitor for:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Feeling tired or in general fatigued
- Body or muscle aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore Throats
- Congestion or Runny nose
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
The CDC continues to list more symptoms so to keep up to date visit their website.
If you have any of these symptoms, seek emergency medical attention or dial 911.
- Bluish lips or face
- Confusion which is different than previous (caregivers of the elderly who are already experiencing dementia or other change in thought processes can watch for this sign)
- Trouble breathing
- Pain in the chest
- Inability to stay awake or to wake
How to protect yourself:
- Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who do not live with you.
- Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
- Avoid small enclosed spaces
- Avoid crowds
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Children under 2 should not wear a mask
- When using a mask for children, make sure it is made for children.
How to properly wear your mask(Illustrations from the CDC Website)
Follow the CDC illustration below when removing your mask. Store it in a paper sack or sandwich bag if you are out in public eating or drinking. Put the mask back on as soon as you are done. Make sure you fold the “dirty side/outside of the mask when worn” in on itself when you take it off. Cloth masks need to be laundered after each use. Surgical masks should be disposed of after use. Do not re-use them.