INFORMATION FROM THE CDC
Daily Life and CopingLearn how you can plan, prepare, and cope with stress before and during a COVID-19 outbreak.
- Plan and make decisions in advance of an illness.
- Know how to protect and support the children in your care.
- Find ways to cope with stress that will make you, your loved ones, and your community stronger.
Stay informed and in touch
- Get up-to-date information about local COVID-19 activity from public health officials
- Ask your neighbors what their plan includes.
- Create a list of local organizations you and your household can contact in case you need access to information, healthcare services, support, and resources.
- Create an emergency contact list including family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, healthcare providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.
Prepare for possible illness
- Consider members of the household that may be at greater risk such as older adults and people with severe chronic illnesses.
- Choose a room in your house that can be used to separate sick household members from others.
Take everyday preventive steps
- Wash your hands frequently
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Be prepared if your child’s school or childcare facility is temporarily dismissed or for potential changes at your workplace.
Watch for symptoms
Stay home and speak to your healthcare provider if you develop any of these symptoms:
- Fever or
- Cough or
- Shortness of breath
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately
Emergency warning signs include*:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
- Keep away from others who are sick
- Limit close contact with others as much as possible (about 6 feet)
All of us here at our Central MO health clinics hope that this information finds you well and healthy. We can all get through this together. Remember, we are open! If you are on your way in, give us a call on the way if you are experiencing shortness of breath, coughing, or a fever. We will be prepared for your arrival. Be sure to follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements.
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