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COVID-19, also known as "coronavirus", is a newly identified virus that is spreading throughout our community, across our country, and around the world.
Please review the resources below to learn about how you can protect yourself from contracting the virus.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. The spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Currently, there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 through food. Before preparing or eating food it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and to practice general food safety.
For more information on food safety during COVID-19, please see these resources from UC Davis.
Use the following 12 tips to stay safe while grocery shopping:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wearing a face mask helps reduce the spread of COVID-19. You should wear a mask in public and around others who do not live in your household. Wearing a mask not only protects yourself, but also protects those around you just in case you are an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19. Use this video as guide for how to properly wear a face mask:
Also, do not use surgical or N95 masks meant for a health care workers. These are critical supplies that should be reserved for health care workers and other first responders.
For more information on masks, please view this resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” is keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who are not from your household. To practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Wash your hands often to help protect yourself from COVID-19. You should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water. It's important to wash your hands after being in a public setting, coughing, sneezing, before eating or preparing food, after using restroom, after handling your mask, after caring for someone who is sick, and before touching your face.
Be sure to wash your wash thoroughly. This means scrubbing behind your hands, in between fingers, your wrists, and palms.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. However, please keep in mind that handwashing is still more effective than using sanitizer.
Symptoms and Testing
Monitor your health and be aware of symptoms of COVID-19. If you have any of the following symptoms, please seek medical attention.
Free COVID-19 testing is available in Placer and Nevada Counties. Please visit LHI.Care or call 888-634-1123 for more information for both counties.
For information on how to cope with stress and support your children during the COVID-19 pandemic, please see the following resource:
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