To reduce your chances of getting sick,
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or having been in a public space.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Keep space between yourself and others, 6 feet is recommended
- Stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.
- When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact, and wash your hands often
- Avoid crowds
- Avoid nonessential air travel
- Avoid cruiseships
Tips to be prepared,
- Have an appropriate stock of supplies
- Consider having Tylenol, Mucinex, Robitussin or Day/NyQuil on hand
- Consider establishing a 'check-in' plan with family/friends
IF you have symptoms, call your doctor for more instructions.
For more information, see: https://www.cdc.gov/
For our Pregnancy Patients:
We do not currently know if pregnant women have a higher chance of getting sick from COVID-19 aside from the general public or if they are likely to have a more serious infection as a result of their pregnancy.
Pregnant women experience many changes in their bodies that may increase their risk of some infections, and many viruses in the same family as COVID-19 such as influenza are more severe for pregnant women. As such, it is always important for pregnant women to protect themselves from illness.
We do not know at this time what if any risk is posed to infants of women who have COVID-19 during their pregnancy. There have been a small number of reported problems with pregnancy or delivery (such as preterm birth) in babies born to mothers who tested positive for COVID-19 during their pregnancy, but it is not clear that these outcomes were related to the mother’s infection.
Those at higher risk from getting very sick from COVID-19 include older adults and those who have serious underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and lung disease.