COVID-19 CDC UPDATES & MORE

Hygiene & Home Care

  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth.

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

  • Wash hands frequently especially after using the bathroom, coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose, and touching your face.

  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60-95% alcohol if washing hands is not an option.

  • Wipe down all frequently touched objects and hard surfaces with regular household cleaning solution or wipes.

  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Wash your hands immediately after.

  • Use barriers when contacting objects/surfaces in public spaces.

Face Masks

  • Everyone should wear face masks when in public.

What to Have on Hand

  • Hand sanitizer (alcohol-based containing 60-95% alcohol)

  • Sanitizing wipes / disinfecting wipes

  • Face tissues / Kleenex

  • Barriers (gloves/tissue) when contacting objects/surfaces in public spaces

Resources for COVID-19 Testing

  • If you, or someone you know, is experiencing cold/flu-like symptoms and are concerned of a possible coronavirus infection or exposure, stay home and take one of the following actions:

1. Contact local Health Department

  • Public Health - Seattle and King County

      Address: 401 5Th Ave Ste 1300, Seattle, WA 98104-1823

      Phone: (206) 296-4600

      https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health.aspx

  • Snohomish Health District

     Address: 3020 Rucker Ave Ste 306, Everett, WA 98201-3900
     Phone: (425) 339-8687

     http://www.snohd.org/

2. Testing Through King County SCAN Program

  • In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, King County has partnered up with Seattle Flu Study to allow healthy and sick people to send in nasal swab samples to be tested for COVID-19. 

     https://scanpublichealth.org/

3. ​Testing Through Seattle Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed)

  • PacMed is offering drive-through COVID-19 testing at 3 different sites for those who meet symptom or risk criteria.

      You must call 1-888-472-2633 in advance to see if you qualify.

     https://www.pacificmedicalcenters.org/about-us/news-press/covid-19-testing-at-pacmed/

4. Contact Dr. Mary Tseng for assistance

Limiting Disease Exposure

  • Restrict all non-essential activities outside your home.

  • Work from home if possible.

  • Monitor school closures for your children.

  • Stay home if you're feeling sick or have symptoms of sickness.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid all non-essential forms of public transportation (i.e. bus, taxi, light rail, plane, etc.)

  • Avoid large community / group gatherings.

  • Avoid shaking hands, hugging, kissing, and all other physical contact.

  • Maintain 2 meters' distance between people.

Travel

  • Cancel all nonessential travel plans.

  • Avoid travel to "Level 3 Travel Health Notice" countries.

  • If you must travel to these areas, implement a 14-day self-quarantine upon your return to the states.

  • Use barriers as you travel on public transportation (disposable gloves, napkins/tissues, etc.)

  • Sanitize and clean all surfaces in your hotel, accommodations, and public transportation.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Cases of disease range from asymptomatic, mild symptoms, to severe illness &death.

  • The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

    • Fever

    • Dry cough

    • Shortness of breath / trouble breathing

    • Less common: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, body aches

Treatment (CDC)

  • Currently there is no antiviral medication or vaccine for COVID-19.

  • Stay home, stay hydrated.

  • Rest.

  • Consult with your healthcare provider if you think you may

        have been exposed to the virus.

Additional Preventive & Treatment Recs (TNMA)

  • Recovery from the novel coronavirus is largely based on a person's own immune system's ability to fight the infection, it is important to do everything to support and strengthen it!

  • Maintain a strong immune system

    • Get 8-hrs of sleep, sleep before 11 PM.

    • Reduce stress and anxiety.

    • Yes, eat a healthy, balanced diet!

  • Boost immune system function

    • Consult a Chinese herbalist for Chinese herbal medicine.

    • Ask an ND about immune-supporting vitamins (C, B6, E, D).

    • Ask an ND or western herbalist about anti-viral herbs.

    • Take Airborne Immune Support Supplement (contains antiviral herbs)

  • Treatment

    • Stay home.

    • Gargle warm, salt water 3x a day.

    • Rest and hydrate.

    • Implement some of the above immune-boosting options.

*For the most up-to-date recommendations and guidelines on this subject, visit the CDC website.

These are only recommendations, not a substitute for medical advice or treatment

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