PARISH NURSE 


As we are all too aware, the most pressing medical issue for our community at this time is the advent of COVID-19, and the community's ongoing attempts to limit its spread. The Center for Disease Control provides the following advice to avoid contracting this virus:


The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).


  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.​


  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.


Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or 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. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.


  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


  • Avoid close contact


Avoid close contact with people who are sick

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



CDC - How to protect yourself

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