During the COVID-19 pandemic we want to remind you to please take precautions to take care of yourself and those you live with. We know it can sound like a broken record, but we want to provide this checklist of ways you can stay safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Know the signs and symptoms: If you have a signs of upper respiratory infection (cough, fever, difficulty breathing) stay home and call your doctor.
- Stay home if you are sick:
- Help slow the spread of COVID-19: Stay home if you don't have to go out and practice social distancing when you absolutely must leave your home. Learn more at ncdhhs.gov.
- Take steps for those at higher risk: High-risk people includes: immunocompromised, pregnant, 65 or older, have a chronic condition, or live with/care for someone who is high risk.
- Protect yourself and your family: Stay home when sick, wash your hands thoroughly, clean frequently touched surfaces daily.
- Create a Household Plan: Consider a two-week supply of prescription medications, food, and other essentials, and establish ways to communicate with each other.
- Disinfect your home if someone is sick: Disinfect surfaces, wash linens, and clean your hands often.
- For more CDC-recommended best practices, click here.
Social distancing is absolutely critical at this time. But just because we need to keep our physical distance, doesn’t mean that we need to be socially isolated. This is a time for distant socializing. We often speak about how the threat of COVID-19 is unprecedented. But what’s also unprecedented is the way in which we are uniting as a local and global community. This affects all of us and is the time to come together as One Buncombe.