Fact Sheet Regarding COVID-19

I received this from Chuck Shaw, our town health officer.  With Town Meeting coming right up on Saturday, I wanted to share with you. – Lil

 

TOWN OF WALPOLE HEALTH OFFICER

DEALING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) DISEASE FACT SHEET

THIS IS A NEW VIRUS TO HUMANS. IT IS TRANSMITTED INTO YOUR MOUTH, EYES OR NOSE BY YOUR HANDS (ASSUMING AN INFECTED PERSON DOESN’T COUGH IN YOUR FACE). AN INFECTED PERSON CAN APPEAR HEALTHY FOR ABOUT FIVE (5) DAYS BEFORE EXHIBITING THE SYMPTOMS OF SORE THROAT, FEVER, COUGH AND FATIGUE. OLDER PEOPLE ARE HIGHER RISK AS ARE MEN AND PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING HEALTH CONDITIONS. THERE IS NO VACCINE OR DRUG SPECIFICALLY FOR COVID-19. THE LONGER YOU ARE WITH AN INFECTED PERSON THE HIGHER THE CHANCE YOU WILL BECOME INFECTED.

 

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO

1. KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. DON’T WEAR A MASK UNLESS YOU CAN’T KEEP YOUR HAND AWAY FROM YOUR FACE.

2. IF YOU ARE SICK, STAY HOME. DRINK WARM FLUIDS EVERY 15 MINUTES.

3. MAINTAIN A DISTANCE OF THREE (3) FEET FROM OTHERS (SOME ARE ADVISING  SIX (6) FEET).

4. NO HANDSHAKING. USE A FIST BUMP, ELBOW OR BOW.

5. OPEN DOORS WITH YOUR CLOSED FIST, HIP, SLEEVE PULLED OVER YOUR HAND OR GLOVED HAND.

6. USE ONLY YOUR KNUCKLE TO TOUCH LIGHT SWITCHES, KEYPAD BUTTONS ETC.

7. LIFT THE GASOLINE DISPENSER HANDLE WITH A TOWEL OR GLOVE.

8. WASH YOUR HANDS, WASH YOUR HANDS, WASH YOUR HANDS. 20 SECONDS EACH TIME (SING THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG TWICE– THAT TAKES 20 SECONDS).

9. USE DISINFECTANT WIPES IN STORES FOR HANDLES AND CART SEATS.

10. HAVE SANITIZER (AT LEAST 60% ALCOHOL) AVAILABLE WITH YOU AND WHEN YOU GET HOME.

11. COUGH INTO A TISSUE AND DISCARD. COUGH INTO YOUR ELBOW SLEEVE IF NO TISSUE IS AVAILABLE.

12. STOCK UP ON MEDICINES, LOSENGES CONTAINING ZINC, HAND SANITIZER AND GLOVES (LATEX, NITRILE OR CLOTH).

 

 

4 thoughts on “Fact Sheet Regarding COVID-19

  1. Jack Neary 03/12/2020 at 9:37 AM Reply

    Can the virus be transmitted to cats and dogs? Thanks Chuck!

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  2. Julie Rios 03/12/2020 at 9:41 AM Reply

    Thank you Chuck for sharing this!

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  3. Sue F. 03/12/2020 at 9:51 AM Reply

    Perhaps Town Meeting should be cancelled!!

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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  4. Jill 03/12/2020 at 2:00 PM Reply

    Thanks for posting this Lil and Chuck! I’m trying to get in better social hygiene habits. I went out this morning, intending not to touch anything or anyone with bare hands. It worked pretty well until I had to share a baby pic from my phone. I handed the phone right over into someone’s bare hands! This kind of posting helps us remember to pay attention!! Please keep them coming!

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