As we face this global pandemic, our community’s safety is the number one priority for NW Indiana ER & Hospital, opening soon.
With the growing concern over COVID-19, there’s been a massive influx of news and data about the virus. It can be challenging to filter through all the information that’s out there. At NW Indiana ER & Hospital, we believe that being prepared is the best way to prevent panic and remain healthy.
Below are the COVID-19 prevention tips and guidelines, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Because there are no current vaccines or treatments for COVID-19, the best defense in preventing the infection is to avoid exposure.
Take the necessary precautions to prevent COVID-19 as you would other viruses, including:
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer)
- Not touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
- Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Staying home and avoiding the public
Symptoms of COVID-19 can appear in as little as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
Signs of the virus include:
- Shortness of breath
Those who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing the symptoms mentioned above should contact their primary healthcare provider.
Seek medical attention immediately if you develop these emergency warning signs:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- Confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
To raise awareness, download and share this infographic to help educate your friends and family on COVID-19.
Disclaimer: As a service to our readers, NW Indiana ER & Hospital and Nutex Health state no content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinicians.