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Derry NH

COVID-19

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COVID – 19 Information

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a repiratory disease first found in china, but is now in over 100 locations internationally. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). On January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. On March 11, 2020 WHO publiclyexternal icon characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic.

How it Spreads

COVID-19 has been found to spread very easily, although it may vary from person to person, everyone should be careful.

Person to Person:

– By close contact with other people (within 6 ft of eachother)

– By respiratory droplets from coughing and/or sneezing 

Contaminated Objects:

– By touching a contaminated object and then touching eyes, ears, nose, or mouth.

*note: in some cases COVID-19 can live on an object, keeping it contaminated, for up to 3 weeks.

 

 Prevention

There is no current vaccine for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) so the best prevention is to avoid contamination. 

Hand Washing:

– Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public space or touching your face

– If  soap and water are unavailable, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

– Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth,or ears with unwashed hands

Avoid Close Contact:

– Avoid close contact with people who are sick

– Put distance between you and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.

Clean and Disinfect:

– Clean and disinfect (on a daily basis surfaces) that are touched regularly

– If surfaces are dirty, clean them.

 

Risks:

Certain factors do make some people more susceptible to COVID-19 or can make COVID-19 more dangerous. Here are risk factors that, if you have, should cause you to be extra cautious.

– Heart disease (including congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, high blood pressure, etc.)

– Diabetes

– Lung disease (including asthma, COPD, etc.)

– Older age

-Sepsis

– Cancer

– Blood Clots

– Secondary infections

– other chronic conditions

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