Covid 19 Food Safety Tips – What to do with your groceries

Covid 19 Food Safety Tips – What to do with your groceries

In the midst of social distance and lock down, I know we will need to obtain groceries, medications and other essentials. Perhaps you are helping out a family member, neighbor or friend who is not able to leave their home.
 

Did you know there is a safe way to bring outside purchases into your home and minimize the threat of being exposed to the corona virus? Please take the time to watch this video illustrated and narrated by a physician on how to minimize your exposure to the virus. Stay safe and healthy!

 
 

Corona Virus:  Where are we now?

Corona Virus: Where are we now?

As we continue to maintain “social distance” and stay at home recommendations, we are equipped with updates and educational information. Although there are no parameters as to when our current situation will end, I wanted to post a recent interview and facebook post from our own Beth Squires who is a professor at NIU and has a masters degree in public health. She talks about actions we can take to protect ourselves and others. Included are CDC recommendations for our mental health during this time. I pray you will continue to heed these recommendations not only to protect yourself and others but to ensure that the risks our first-responders, healthcare professionals and essential workers are taking is substantiated.

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Facts About the Corona Virus

Facts About the Corona Virus

Facts About the Corona Virus

With the recent outbreak of the Corona Virus, I wanted to make available information and resources to answer your questions. Knowledge and education are our best tools to keep ourselves and others healthy. Actions we take to prevent the spread of the flu virus will help to minimize the spread of the Corona Virus as well.

The Center for Disease Control offers steps individuals and communities can take to help minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread. Practice everyday preventive actions such as:

  • Performing frequent hand hygiene using hand sanitizer; or if visibly soiled, washing hands with soap and water,
  • Covering your cough and sneezes,
  • Avoiding ill people,
  • Staying home when sick (except to seek medical care).

Everyone can do their part to reduce spread of rumors. Let people know that viruses cannot target people from specific populations, ethnicities, or racial backgrounds. Being of Asian descent does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19. 

Please feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance.


The links below will help to answer your questions.

The basics about Corona Virus – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#basics

What you need to know about the Corona Virus –
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

Symptoms of Corona Virus – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19-symptoms.pdf

What to do if you are sick with the Corona Virus –
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

How you can help prevent the spread – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf

How CDC Protects and Prepares Communities –
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/infographic-cdc-protects-508.pdf

References: Center for Disease Control