Health Crisis Resources

Protect Yourself! Protect Others!

Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

In view of the current health crisis related to the spread, containment, and prevention of the Coronavirus it is important that we use wisdom and understand practical steps to protect others and ourselves.

General symptoms include primarily dry cough, fever, and chest pain.  Under normal circumstances, the illness usually lasts about 8 days unless there are serious underlying medical conditions that increase someone’s risk to for the virus and serious complications. These conditions include heart disease, diabetes, respiratory conditions, cancer, immunosuppressant conditions, or elderly.

Adherence to some basic standards can help prevent or reduce seriousness of the condition.

  • Follow normal preventive actions at home, work or other gatherings, including cleaning hands and avoiding touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close physical contact such as hugging, kissing, or shaking hands.
  • Try to maintain a physical distance of 3-6 feet from others when possible.
  • Handwashing is the key to prevention.
    • Hands should be washed for a minimum of 20 seconds using warm water and an anti-bacterial/disinfectant soap.
      • After blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing
      • After using the restroom
      • Before eating or preparing food
      • After contact with animals or pets
      • Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g. a child)
    • If sneeze or cough cover mouth and nose with a tissue or into the bend of your elbow.
    • If you believe you have been exposed to the virus and demonstrate any of the known symptoms, contact your medical professional for additional guidance.