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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).

Prevention

Because there are no current vaccines or treatments for COVID-19, the best defense in preventing the infection is to avoid exposure.

The CDC recommends avoiding all nonessential international travel for the time being. If you must travel, review the United States’ Travel Advisories before doing so.

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

Read more on how the CDC suggests you prepare and take action for COVID-19 here.

Symptoms

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:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • 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.  

Nutex Health, Inc supports you and your family’s health. Opening soon, NW Indiana ER & Hospital will deliver the emergency care you deserve, 24/7, 365 days a year.


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.

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