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Let's Flatten the Curve

Flatten the Curve

HYou can make small changes to your everyday routines to minimize your risk of contracting and spreading Coronavirus, and Covid-19, the illness it causes. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath and/or tiredness. People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. Dr. Steven Thomas discuss how to flatten the curve in this interview.

If you have these symptoms or if you’ve had direct contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus, you can use our online tool to assess your risk.

The coronavirus spreads when droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze is shared with another person. This could be when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but studies suggest it could be a few hours or up to several days.

Check Symptons

Symptom Checker

Our online Coronavirus Assessment Tool can help you assess your risk and provide answers to your questions. The chatbot, will ask a series of questions about your symptoms—such as cough, fever and shortness of breath—or if you’ve had any close contact with someone who is confirmed as having COVID-19 risk.


Get Tested

Testing

If you develop a fever, and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, or have contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, please contact your primary care provider and describe your symptoms. Your provider will determine if you should be tested.


Social Distancing

Social Distancing

Social distancing is when you increase the physical space between you and another person to avoid spreading illness. Experts recommend staying at least six feet away from people who are not in your household to help stop or slow down the spread of disease.


Stay Home

Stay Home

Staying home is an easy way to social distance. Work from home, keep kids home to do schooling and cancel events with big groups of people. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.


Wear a Mask

Wear a Mask

Wear a mask in public places and anytime you're in the presence of another person to stop the spread of disease. There are many DIY mask instructions online or you can download instructions here:


Keep Clean

Keep it Clean

Even without symptoms, it’s possible someone in your home could be carrying the virus. Clean high touch surfaces like counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets and electronics daily.


Self Quarantine

Self Quarantine

People who have been exposed to the virus should stay home to ensure they will not become ill and be contagious. Ask your doctor if you have been exposed.


Cover your cough

Cover Your Cough

Many diseases, including Covid-19 are spread with droplets. Cough and sneeze into your elbow to reduce the risk of transmitting disease. Wash your hands after coughing or blowing your nose.


Be Prepared at Home

Be Prepared at Home

By limiting your exposure to public places, you can limit your risk of contracting disease. Be sure to have adequate supplies in your home including food for you and your pets, toiletries, cleaning supplies and medications. Many stores offer pick up and delivery to help limit your risk.


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Remove Your Clothes When You Return Home

If you have been exposed to the virus, remove your clothes and shoes before entering your home. Clothes should be washed immediately with hot water and detergent. Bathe with soap and water to wash your skin and hair immediately.


Understand the Disease

Understanding the Disease

Coronavirus is highly contagious and can severely impact people with existing medical conditions.


Who is at Risk

Who's at Risk?

People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus. Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) are at higher risk of more becoming severely ill.

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