The COVID-19 situation is still a VERY FLUID situation. More is being done at the State level and the City Counties. We all need to do our part too!
KEEP UP TO DATE
• Check the CDC and WHO which are updated on a daily basis.
• Stay connected with local sources i.e. news outlets on TV and newspapers.
• Be sure the information your looking at is from a credible source. DO NOT pass on rumors and false information creating Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.
- YOU KNOW WHAT THE COVID-19 IS, HERE ARE SOME MYTHS ABOUT IT
- More information can be found at World Health Organization
- COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
FACT: From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather
- Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the new coronavirus.
FACT: There is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill the new coronavirus or other diseases. The normal human body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the external temperature or weather.
- Taking a hot bath CANNOT prevents the new coronavirus disease
FACT: Taking a hot bath will not prevent you from catching COVID-19. Your normal body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower.
- The new coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites.
FACT: To date there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes.
- Hand dryers ARE NOT effective in killing the new coronavirus
FACT: Hand dryers are not effective in killing the COVID-19.
- Ultraviolet disinfection lamp CANNOT kill the new coronavirus
FACT: UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation.
- Thermal scanners CANNOT detect people infected with the new coronavirus
FACT: Thermal scanners ARE effective in detecting people who have developed a fever (i.e. have a higher than normal body temperature) because of infection with the new coronavirus.
- Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body CANNOT kill the new coronavirus
FACT: Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body.
- Vaccines against pneumonia CANNOT protect against the new Coronavirus
FACT: Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus.
- Regularly rinsing your nose with saline CANNOT help prevent infection with the new coronavirus
FACT: There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus.
- Eating garlic CANNOT help prevent infection with the new coronavirus
FACT: Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus.
- The new coronavirus affect mostly older people
FACT: People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
- Antibiotics ARE NOT effective in preventing and treating the new coronavirus
FACT: Antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria.
- There are NO specific medicines to prevent or treat the new coronavirus
FACT: To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus.
TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION AVAILABLE TO YOU
- STARTING WITH YOU
- Wash your hands regularly. Use hand sanitizers if not able to wash with soap and water
- Maintain at least 6 feet distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Avoid your face entirely
- When you cough/sneeze, COVER your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue
- Stay home if you feel unwell/sick. If you must go somewhere, wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth
- CLEAN YOUR ENVIRONMENT DAILY
- Clean the surfaces/items you commonly come in contact with DAILY. Then disinfect with an appropriate disinfectant. Be careful not to inhale fumes from the cleaning/disinfecting products.
- Clean and disinfect: Mouse and Keyboard, buttons/switches on equipment you use, desk/table surfaces, door panels, knobs, levers