Below are some guidelines and suggestions for dealing with the Covid-19 Virus. This is by no means a comprehensive but but rather a quick, at a glance reminder.
Think About Friends, Neighbors and Family At Special Risk including :
- Older Adults (generally 60+)
- People with respiratory, heart disease, diabetes or other underlying health issues
- Disabled Persons
Arrange to shop, make and keep essential appointments (e.g. Medical) and other important errands.
Just visiting (while observing Social Distancing) would help too!
Prepare for possible illness
- Consider members of the household that may be at greater risk such as older adults and people with severe chronic illnesses.
- Choose a room in your house that can be used to separate sick household members from others.
Take everyday preventive steps
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Be prepared if your child’s school or childcare facility is temporarily dismissed or for potential changes at your workplace.
- Practice Social Distancing as much as possible. Stay 6 feet away from other people.
Watch the Daily Update from from Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady.