Public Health Tips to Follow
As of March 24, at least 43,499 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the U.S.; at least 537 have died. The state of California is under “Stay-at-home” orders amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Everyone is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care or go to an essential job. If you go out, it is advised that you keep at least 6 feet of distance between you and anyone else.
Find MAS-SSF videos on protecting yourself from coronavirus in different languages here:
English | Arabic | Pashto | Dari
As we confront this crisis, here are some do’s and don’ts from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH):
- Stay home
- If you must go out, observe social distancing recommendations (at least 6 feet between people)
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently used.
- Use hand sanitizer if no soap and water are available.
- Cover your mouth with a tissue if you cough or sneeze.
- Shake hands or hug
- Touch your face
- Go to the doctor if you aren’t ill as they’re likely to be overburdened
HOW COVID-19 IS THOUGHT TO SPREAD:
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets from an infected person’s coughs or sneezes.
The CDPH reminds us: Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others.
The following symptoms may appear two-14 days after you’ve been exposed, according to the CDC:
- Shortness of breath
Some warning signs include:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
It’s important to realize that people can spread the virus even if they never show symptoms!