Information and action plan that will allow you to stay healthy, minimize your exposure to the COVID 19 infection, and best "treat"  yourself and loved ones who are infected in order to achieve the best personal outcome in addressing the challenge of The COVID 19 Pandemic.

 

Goal: To avoid getting infected with COVID-19 

 

The COVID 19 Pandemic touches all of us to varying degrees. Some of us are struggling with a family member who is quarantined, infected, or suffering from the COVID-19 illness.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for general knowledge and is not intended as a medical diagnosis or treatment recommendation. Consult your health care provider for diagnosis and treatment of medical issues. 

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General Consideration for  COVID 19 Pandemic Times 

  • Educate.

    • Follow and share basic information about hygiene to reduce spread of illness, such as handwashing and cough etiquette. 

 

  • Correct misinformation. For health care workers, help correct inaccurate information and misperceptions by sharing credible, established public health resources.

 

  • Limit media exposure. Use the media enough to make informed decisions, then turn it off. 

  • Anticipate and address stress reactions. Keep in mind that it’s normal to feel stress in reaction to an infectious disease outbreak and be aware of signs of stress in yourself or family members. Take steps to minimize and address stress, such as keeping normal routines, taking part in enjoyable activities, focusing on positive aspects of your life and things that you can control; seeking support from friends and family; and engaging in stress reduction techniques and physical activity.

 

Stay Healthy: How to protect yourself and others 

How to protect yourself and others 

CDC Guidance: How to Protect Yourself & Others ( July 31, 2020) 

CDC Household Checklist Updated June 13, 2020

 

You don’t need to wait for a vaccine or other antiviral treatments to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19. There is a lot you can do to avoid exposure and reduce your risk of infection, including:

  • Use Facial Covering

  • Washing your hands well and often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time

  • Avoid  touching any part of your face, including your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands

  • Avoiding people with suspected or confirmed infections

  • Maintain a healthy life style

  • What Activities Are Safe as the Coronavirus Continues to Spread?

Prepare Yourself and Family 

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Develop your Personal Plan 

The Coronavirus and COVID 19 Checklist

Explore Your COVID-19 Risk Level

Explore Your  Health Ecosystem: Information about specific assets related aspects of your physical and social environment.

 

  • Explore your personal ecosystem

  • Healthcare provider

  • Acute-care

  • Hospital  

How to think about coronavirus risk in your life

A Harvard epidemiologist offers a framework for making key life decisions while also managing pandemic risk.

 Ezra Klein@ezraklein  Sep 10, 2020, 

 

 

Take Care of Your Self if Infected 

The COVID 19 Tracer 

The COVID-19  Pandemic Project goal is to assist you in achieving optimal wellness through the prevention and management of COVID-19. (Safe, Timely, Effective, Efficient Equitable and Patient-centered)

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

Take action: Recommendations for patients and their families

  1. Meet basic needs. Eat, hydrate, and sleep regularly to optimize your ability to provide care for yourself and others.

  2. Take breaks. Rest and relaxing activities can provide a helpful distraction.

  3. Stay connected. Giving and receiving support from family, friends, and colleagues can reduce feelings of isolation. 

  4. Stay updated. Rely on trusted sources of information. Participate in work meetings where relevant information is provided.

  5. Self check-ins. Monitor yourself for signs of increased stress. Talk to a family member, friend, peer, or supervisor if needed.

For Healthcare Personal 

  1. Honor service. Remind yourself (and others) of the important work you are doing. Recognize colleagues for their service whenever possible.

  2. Stay informed. Obtain current information about the outbreak from trusted sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov and the World Health Organization at www.who.int

  3. Educate. Follow and share basic information about hygiene to reduce spread of illness, such as handwashing and cough etiquette. 

  4. Correct misinformation. For health care workers, help correct inaccurate information and misperceptions by sharing credible, established public health resources.

  5. Limit media exposure. Use media enough to make informed decisions, then turn it off. 

  6. Anticipate and address stress reactions. Keep in mind that it’s normal to feel stress in reaction to an infectious disease outbreak and be aware of signs of stress in yourself or family members.

  7. Take steps to minimize and address stress, such as:

    • keeping normal routines, taking part in enjoyable activities, focusing on positive aspects of your life and things that you can control;

    • seeking support from friends and family; and

    • engaging in stress reduction techniques and physical activity.

 

 

Resources 

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus (WHO)

How to Protect Yourself (CDC) 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: WHO Videos
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University. (Caring for patients and families) 
Flourishing: How to Flourish During the COVID Pandemic: Research from the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard
Essential coronavirus guidelines, New England Complex Systems Institute (March 11, 2020)
Is the Virus on My Clothes? My Shoes? My Hair? My Newspaper? New York Times  Updated May 13, 2020

“Is It Safe for Me to Go to Work?” Risk Stratification for Workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic; Marc R. Larochelle, M.D., M.P.H. NEJM May 26, 2020

 

Dr. David Price of Weill Cornell Medical Center

in New York City shares information in a Mar. 22 Zoom call with family and friends on empowering and protecting families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Protect Yourself and Prepare for the Coronavirus New York Times April 6th, 2020 

With a clear head and some simple tips, you can help reduce your risk, prepare your family and do your part to protect others.

 

Questions about the Coronavirus: NYTimes 

 

The COVID 19 Pandemic Project is  an initiative of Citizens4Health, a group of committed citizens motivated by the belief that citizen participation will contribute to solutions to the big problems that confront our nation.

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