Coronavirus (Covid-19) Important Information

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Important Information

By | 2020-02-29T06:53:09-05:00 Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6:53 AM|News|

In light of the growing concerns over the Coronavirus all are encouraged to read the current information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PREVENTION INFORMATION FROM CDC

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
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2 Comments

  1. Bpcaadmin
    Bpcaadmin February 29, 2020 at 7:48 am

    BPCA is publishing a link to the current Federal Government discussion regarding a current health issue prompting many questions, comments and concerns. BPCA publishes this link as information that can help people to decide what actions they choose to take. Another site that can inform people regarding COVID-19 is the World Health Organizations COVID-19 Q&A Site. Here is a link: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

  2. Csgeczy
    Csgeczy February 29, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Thanks for sharing CDC information with the community. These procedures are applicable to any contagious disease like the flue, common cold, etc. Why are we singling out this latest virus? Is Bay Point recommending or endorsing these actions? Can we expect similar awareness notices for next year’s flu season? I hope we are not over reacting to a situation that occurs frequently. Check some flu related links like this one; https://www.contagionlive.com/news/cdc-reports-13-million-flu-cases-thus-far-in-201920-season

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