Prevention and staying informed are key to protecting yourself and loved ones from Coronavirus.
Below is a list of resources you can visit to make sure you are receiving the latest news. We’ll also continue to share the latest on our Facebook page.
While the health risk to the general public remains low, there has been a confirmed case of Coronavirus (officially named COVID-19) in California. The person is being treated in Sacramento County.
The most important thing you can do to protect yourself from Coronavirus is to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds – the equivalent of singing the song “Happy Birthday” twice through. Make sure you lather and scrub thoroughly to strip your hands of germs and grease, and dry your hands completely too. If you aren’t near soap and water, then using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is an okay substitute.
- Wash your hands with soap and water
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
- Maintain a social distance (at least 3 feet) away from people you know who are sick
- Stay hydrated
- Get plenty of sleep
- Each healthy foods
The symptoms of Coronavirus are fever, cough and difficulty breathing. If you are experience any of these, seek help right away from a medical provider, such as the Orchard Hospital Medical Specialty Center – You’re Everyday Health Care Clinic.
Latest News from the California Department of Public Health:
Date: February 26, 2020
Contact: Corey Egel | 916.440.7259 | CDPHpress@cdph.ca.gov
SACRAMENTO – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public. The individual is a resident of Solano County and is receiving medical care in Sacramento County. The individual had no known exposure to the virus through travel or close contact with a known infected individual.
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Kids may be hearing a lot about Coronavirus on the news, at school, and in general conversations. Some kids may be confused or even fearful. To help them understand and also put preventative practices into place, check out this comic published by NPR:
It's based on a radio story that NPR education reporter Cory Turner did. He asked some experts what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus discovered in China.
Watch the public briefing from State health officials and Governor Gavin Newsom on California's response to novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
World Health Organization explains the origins of the Coronavirus
United States Department of Labor provides information for workers and employers about the evolving Coronavirus outbreak and includes information and links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, the novel Coronavirus.
If you think you have the symptoms of Coronavirus, please visit the Medical Specialty Center - Your Everyday Health Care Clinic - at Orchard Hospital.
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