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Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about COVID-19.
- What does pandemic mean?
- A pandemic is a disease epidemic that has spread across large regions, and affects a majority of a population in a short amount of time.
- Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Shortness of breath
- Social Distancing: What is it and what can I do?
- Social Distancing is an action whereby people minimize opportunities which may bring them into close and/or frequent contact with others --- this is an approach to reduce the risk of transmitting a disease between people, some of whom may carry the disease.
- Do not hug or shake hands
- Do not travel (because others may travel and this increases your opportunity of contact/interaction with them)
- Who is at risk for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
- People with the greatest risk of infection are those who have interacted with someone who has COVID-19 (or displays the symptoms – dry cough, fever, shortness of breath, achy) and or who have interacted with someone who has recently been in an area with an outbreak of COVID-19. This is why Social Distancing is important.
- Who is at risk for severe disease from COVID-19?
- Currently, older adults and those with immunocompromised diseases are at the greatest risk for severe disease from COVID-19.
- Will I still have visits in my home?
- Caregivers and administrative employees are asked to stay home if they are sick. CDCN is actively monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak and will comply with State and Federal regulations. Our team will remain up to date with temporary changes in regulation in response to the outbreak in each geographical location. Please check our PPL website.
- What about medications?
- You should have plan in place to make sure you can get your medications. Talk to friends or family for help or use a pharmacy that delivers.
- What if my worker has symptoms?
- According to the CDC, workers should stay home if they are sick and to consult with their local health department and primary care doctor about managing symptoms. Employers should have a plan in place just in case this occurs.
- How much food should I have at home?
- You should have at least two weeks’ worth of non-perishable food at home and find a person(s) who can help with shopping. To ease the financial burden, there are many local resources to assist especially for food.
- Should I buy household supplies?
- Make sure you have enough essentials. Examples of household items include: toilet paper, hygiene products, and cleaning supplies.
- Should I plan for my pets?
- Yes, please have plenty of pet food at home and have someone who can take care of your pet, if you are hospitalized.