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Facts about Coronavirus for Caregivers
Keep yourself safe: Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20+ seconds. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Do your best to avoid people who are sick. Avoid crowded places.
Keep clients safe: Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20+ seconds. Stay home and stay away from clients if you are sick. Clean frequently touched surfaces often.
Know the symptoms: Fever, Cough, Trouble Breathing, chills, shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. Contact a doctor right away if you or your client have these symptoms. Report your symptoms before you go to your appointment. DO NOT SHOW UP TO A DOCTOR’S OFFICE UNANNOUNCED!
What about masks? The CDC recommends EVERYONE wear a cloth face covering “in public.” Always wear a mask if: you are a healthcare worker providing close, personal care to clients, whether you have symptoms or not. You are a home care client receiving close, personal care, whether you have symptoms or not.
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