You can hardly turn on the news, read the paper, or scroll through your social media feed anymore without hearing about Coronavirus. We seem to be so panicked, but separating myth from fact is tricky.
It’s true that adults 65 and over are a high-risk group for the disease. Click here to see a post answering many of your questions about how to manage, particularly if you live in a retirement community.
But the good news is that your chances of getting the virus are still very minimal if you take some basic precautions and steps.
- Hand-washing. This one’s easy! Spend 20 seconds washing your hands with anti-bacterial soap (Pump or gel soap is better than bar soap.) When you’re on the go, make sure to have some hand sanitizer wipes or a small bottle handy.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Do not hoard face masks. If you’re well, you do not need to wear a mask, so no need to get a bunch. Make sure they are available to those who need them.
- Sneeze into a tissue. Then make sure to throw the tissue in the garbage. If you don’t have time to get a tissue, sneeze into the crook of your elbow, rather than your hand. If you do sneeze into your hand, wash it right away.
The bottom line is, don’t panic! Your likelihood of getting the disease is pretty small, particularly if you take precautions. Below are a few more links for you to peruse.
If you feel ill, go to the doctor immediately! Early treatment can prevent things from getting worse. And remember, SAIL is always here to help you find information, get you a ride to the doctor, or help you in an emergency. Call us at 608-230-4321 if you need help or have questions!
Please note: This is a collection of resources gathered from the internet and does not replace actual medical advice. You are encouraged to contact your doctor for specific health advice regarding your personal risk and prevention strategies.