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March 16, 2020 9:30 AM

COVID-19 INFO

TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM BECOMING SICK

CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
AVOID CLOSE CONTACT
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. You may hear this referred to as SOCIAL DISTANCING. At this time the safest and most effective method for avoiding exposure to this disease is to refrain from participating in any large gathering of people. If you must participate in a group activity, please take all reasonable precautionary steps to avoid being exposed to the virus. Please pay particular attention to the new restrictions concerning visitation at our nursing and personal care homes. These new restrictions are designed to protect our most vulnerable population from the COVID-19 virus.
IF YOU THINK YOU ARE SICK

· Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

· Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive.

· IF YOU CALL 911 you should expect and be prepared to answer a few simple screening questions designed to identify whether a patient may be at higher risk of having COVID-19. These questions are designed to help the dispatcher inform the EMS crews what level of personal protective equipment may be needed before their arrival at you home.

For the latest CDC guidance concerning COVID-19, click the link below or visit the Tulsa County Health Department at https://www.tulsa-health.org/ for additional resources and information.

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