COVID-19 Testing Locations. Basic protective measures against Coronavirus
Updated: Mar 29, 2020
Let's start with Common Symptoms of the Coronavirus:
a dry cough,
shortness of breath
If you have any symptoms, there are multiple specialized locations opened for TELEMEDICINE DRIVER CORONAVIRUS EVALUATION SERVICE- PRESS HERE for more info.
Next, please watch a few videos on measurements to protect yourself and those around you:
Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Wash your hands frequently Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading:
If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers.
Why? Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. Follow the guidance outlined above.
2. Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.
Why? Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
WHAT WE’RE DOING to prevent spreading of the COVID-19:
Closely monitoring the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) websites for updates on the latest preventive measures and actions.
Sharing CDC preventive information with our employees to keep them abreast of changes as they occur.
Asking our associates to stay home and/or get tested if they are showing signs of illness or suspect they may have come in contact with someone infected with the Coronavirus.
Taking extra measures to clean and sanitize the areas where the public and our customers come into contact with, such as: service counters, restrooms, seating, etc.
Limiting interpersonal contact such as handshakes, high-fives, etc.
Implementing higher standards for sanitation and hand washing procedures for all employees.
Striving to provide additional hand sanitizing products for customer use based on market availability of these products.
Asking our customers to do their part by washing their hands frequently, covering their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, and practice social distancing (3 to 6 feet) when possible or appropriate.
Thank you for your time reading this article. For more information, please visit World Health Organization.