Yarrow Point is closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation and following recommended steps by King County to help prevent spread. For daily updates on COVID-19, visit: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus.aspx
People at high risk for complications from COVID-19 are:
- People older than 60 years
- People with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
- People with weakened immune systems
- Pregnant people
People in these groups, and families who live with those at higher risk for severe illness need to take action to prepare and protect themselves.
- Make sure you have access to several weeks of medications and supplies. Create a household plan of action (see CDC’s home plan checklist).
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid crowds and other congregate settings.
- Try to avoid being in large groups of people, especially in poorly ventilated spaces.
- Clean your hands often.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs.
- Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions.
- Pay attention for potential symptoms.
- COVID-19 symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
If you develop symptoms:
- Call your healthcare provider and inform them about your symptoms. Follow the advice of your healthcare provider about whether to go to your doctor to get tested or to remain at home.
- As much as possible remain separate from other family members, especially those who are older or have underlying health conditions.
- Know when to get emergency help
- Get medical attention immediately if you have shortness of breath, chest pain, confusion or dizziness, or persistent vomiting, or if you start to improve but suddenly begin to feel worse.
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