Update from Chuck Shaw

Chuck sent this along with a warning that there will most probably be more to come. – Lil

TOWN OF WALPOLE

HEALTH OFFICER

DEALING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) DISEASE FACT SHEETUPDATE #1

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 EXHIBITINGTHE SYMPTOMS OF FEVER, COUGH AND FATIGUE. OLDER PEOPLEARE 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 SMALL AMOUNTS OF WARMFLUIDS FREQUENTLY.

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).

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Update from Chuck Shaw

  1. Virginia Carter 03/13/2020 at 6:25 AM Reply

    Thanks, Chuck!!

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