Coronavirus is a serious disease, and therefore it should be taken seriously. But as for whether that means you should panic or experience fear? Unless you happen to be in a very precarious situation (e.g., you are immunocompromised), the answer is usually no.
But that doesn’t mean people aren’t struggling with feelings around the disease every single day. As humans, our built-in fight or flight system can send us all kinds of mixed messages when we encounter invisible threats like diseases. So, if you’ve been feeling a little anxious and out of sorts the last little while, please know that you are not alone.
Those feelings are normal. Everyone has them sometimes, and the best way to deal with them is to take control over your ability to stay well.
Knowledge Is Power
Just like other infectious diseases, you can take steps to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. In fact, Daly City recently published a tweet with easy-to-follow graphics that contain all of the very best advice.
@sanmateoco says steps to prevent spread of flu will also guard against spread of coronavirus: cover cough/sneeze, wash hands frequently, avoid shaking hands & touching face w/ unwashed hands, contact your dr if you are not feeling well & stay home. https://t.co/s6wpO3owjZ pic.twitter.com/e9aRQEZ2ih
— DalyCityGov (@DalyCityGov) March 3, 2020
Another recent video from the CDC recommends everyday preventive actions that can help reduce your risk and the risk of community-level spread:
These simple tips aren’t just applicable to COVID-19, either; they’ll help keep you safe from other illnesses, like the flu or cold.
How to Stay Safe
- Stay away from sick people.
- Cover your cough.
- Don’t touch your face.
- Clean/disinfect surfaces regularly.
- Stay home when you’re sick.
- Wash your hands often.
Also, follow the instructions of your community leaders and health organizations. If travel is limited or events cancelled, comply with all of the instructions given. If you’re placed on quarantine, remain at home until it’s lifted. Doing so will not only protect you and yours, but also other people in your community.
~Here’s to Your Success!
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