Prevention of COVID-19 infographic poster

Please DO NOT PANIC. The CDC’s recommendations and Government’s actions are mainly to minimize the spread of the virus. Here are some of our advice to combat COVID-19.

PREVENTION: Steps to avoid or minimize the chance of getting the virus:

  1. Wash and sanitize your hands, even under your fingernails.
  2. 2.Avoid touching your face before taking step #1.
  3. 3.Avoid large crowds in an enclosed area.
  4. 4.Stay healthy – get a good night’s sleep, exercise, eat healthy, and stay hydrated.
  5. 5.If you have a weakened immune system, boost your immune system with vitamin C and zinc.

PREPARATION: Preparing for the COVID-19 disease. Make sure you have the following in your home:

  1. Kleenex or any facial tissue of your choice to cover a sneeze, cough, or runny nose.
  2. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) to combat fever.
  3. Cough/cold medicine – for example: Mucinex DM, Robitussin, or Dayquil/Nyquil.
  4. At least one month, preferably three months if possible, of your chronic medications.
  5. If you have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any other lung disease – make sure your rescue inhaler (Albuterol or Combivent) is up to date. Also make sure you have a nebulizer machine and solution. 
  6. For lung or heart disease patients, if you are currently on oxygen make sure your oxygen tank is full.
  7. Enough food and toiletries for one month.

If you are SICK and think you may have COVID-19:

  1. Avoid exposure to other people – stay at home and rest, and wear a mask if you have to leave your room. 
  2. Keep yourself hydrated.
  3. Use over-the-counter medications to treat symptoms.
  4. For asthma, COPD, or emphysema patients – keep up with your inhaler, use your rescue inhaler as needed – if the inhaler becomes difficult to use, use your nebulizer machine to deliver the medicine.
  5. For those who don’t have histories of lung disease and don’t have inhalers or nebulizer machines – use humidifiers to help chest congestion and tightness. If no humidifier then turn the shower on hot and sit in the shower room to breathe in the steam. 
  6. Go to the ER (be sure to notify them first when you are coming, if possible) if:
    • *Your fever is very high and can’t be managed by acetaminophen (Tylenol)
    • *You have shortness of breath.
    • *You can’t maintain hydration and are very weak.

Please stay safe and healthy