The social responsibility of caring for the elderly and most vulnerable is greater now more than ever amid a global health crisis. We urge everyone to continue standard precautions and follow these guidelines:
1- Regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If not readily available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. If hands are visibly dirty, soap and water should be used. 2-Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid large crowded events. 3-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 4-If you are sick, stay at home. Avoid going in to work, avoid public places such as church, meetings, and events. 5-Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash. 6-Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces with a disinfectant spray or wipes.
Additionally, all who provide care are cautioned to notify appropriate authorities if they:
1- experience cough, fever, shortness of breath or other signs of illness
2- have a member of their household who is ill
3- are exposed to an individual that has traveled to a high risk country
4- traveled to a high risk country
5- are exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19 infection or person under investigation.