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Where can I learn more about COVID-19?
Knox County Health Department - https://www.knoxcounty.org/health/
Tennessee Department of Health - https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
World Health Organization - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
John's Hopkins University - https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
Get your own home ready – guidance on CDC on preparing your home- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html
Do you wonder about how COVID-19 survives on various surfaces, this article is a great resource. Some key take-aways: most people touch their faces several hundred times per day (!), and viruses survive better on smooth, nonporous surfaces, and they don’t survive as well on porous surfaces, such as paper money, hair, and fabric.
Health Information on the COVID-19
A Policy Brief of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy - March 13, 2020
Take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing:
Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing. Anyone with even a mild cough or low-grade fever of 99.14 F or more needs to stay at home.
- Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to out for this 14-day period; this includes no shopping centers, movie theaters, churches, or other social events. Discuss your work situation with your employer before returning to work.
- Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
- Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).
What to do if you get sick:
If you get sick with fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher), cough, or have trouble breathing:
- Contact the Health Department at 865-215-5555.
- Seek medical care. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
- Tell your doctor about your recent travel or close contact and your symptoms.
- Avoid contact with others.
If you need to seek medical care for other reasons, such as dialysis, or other necessary medical care, call ahead to your doctor and tell them about your situation.
- Video: Handwashing Steps Using the WHO Technique, Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Video about novel coronavirus, WHO
- What is it?
- Where did it come from?
- How is it transmitted?
- How can transmission be prevented?
- What is the treatment?
- COVID-19, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- “For most people in the United States, including most types of workers, the risk of infection with COVID-19 is currently low.”