Re: PDX Commons Health Team Recommendations: Preparing for COVID-19
From: KAREN A CARLSON (kcarlson2wisc.edu)
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2020 08:33:57 -0800 (PST)
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> On Mar 6, 2020, at 8:08 AM, Ann Lehman <ann [at] zimmerman-lehman.com> wrote:
> 
> FYI
> 
> PDX Commons Health Team Recommendations: Preparing for
> COVID-19
> (based on CDC and Kaiser information)
> At this time, we should follow everyday preventive measures:
> Voluntary Home Isolation: Stay home when you are sick with respiratory 
> disease symptoms (like fever, coughing/sneezing, congestion, sore throat, new 
> onset shortness of breath) unless you are seeing your healthcare provider 
> (and always call about the advisability of an office visit if you do have 
> symptoms). At the present time, these symptoms are more likely due to 
> influenza or other respiratory viruses than to COVID-19-related virus.
> Avoid close contact (within 4-6’) with people who are sick with respiratory 
> symptoms.
> Respiratory Etiquette: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw it 
> in the trash can. Alternatively, cough into your collar, sleeve, or other 
> fabric.
> Hand Hygiene: Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; 
> especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your 
> nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use 
> an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol. This is especially 
> important when coming into PDXC from the outside community!
> Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands, especially when 
> out in the community.
> Environmental Health Action: Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and 
> objects (cell phones, door and appliance handles, light switches, remotes, 
> computer mouse, etc.) – use Lysol or dilute solution of bleach/water (1/2 tsp 
> bleach to 1 cup water – spray with fine mist and allow to dry over several 
> minutes)
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> • If you have risk factors (pre-existing respiratory and other health issues 
> combined with advancing age), you may consider making sure that you have 
> enough medications, food, and supplies to enable you to avoid going out into 
> public if the risk of COVID-19 spread into the community increases.
> 
> Ann Lehman
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