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Staying Well

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine, frequent hand washing, staying hydrated, eating a healthy diet, and wearing a mask are all ways to help protect yourself and your loved ones from illness, especially during flu season.

Stay Home, Get Tested, Call Your Doctor

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or develop a fever and symptoms such as cough, difficulty breathing, chills, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, or muscle pain, stay home and call your healthcare provider for medical advice.  Testing is recommended for symptomatic individuals.

If you're feeling mildly ill:

  • Stay home except for getting medical care (call ahead to your provider).

  • Do not go to work, school, or any other public place.

  • Do not travel using public transportation.

  • Tylenol may be used for fever control and body pain (use according to product recommendations)

What else can you do? 

 

As with any virus, especially during the flu season, there are a number of very effective steps you can take to protect your health and those around you. 

  • Get vaccinated for COVID-19 and the Flu

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unclean hands.

  • Wear a face mask or covering, and practice social distancing of at least six feet if it is necessary to leave your home.

  • Limit close contact and large gatherings

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces 

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, or your elbow.

 

If you come in contact with an individual with cold or flu symptoms, protect yourself using the steps shown above. If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or health condition, follow the step above as well as:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay away from large gatherings and crowds