What to Know About the Coronavirus
We are living in unprecedented times with the coronavirus pandemic affecting all aspects of daily life and causing real fear for people throughout California. There is so much information and misinformation out there it can be difficult to know what is accurate and factual about this disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the best source of information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the pandemic, and at Deldar Legal we are here to provide you with the most up to date information about this outbreak because we care about your health and well-being. This article contains some of the most pertinent information about COVID-19 as well as how to keep you and your loved ones safe. If you have questions about coronavirus injury money or coronavirus personal injury suits, this post is for you.
Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19
According to the CDC, symptoms of the coronavirus can range from mild to severe and sometimes even fatal for those that contract the disease. Signs usually appear between two and 14 days after contact with a contagious person and the most common symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you are showing these symptoms, call your healthcare provider and schedule a telemedicine appointment. Do not show up at your doctor’s office or the hospital if you believe that you have COVID-19 because you risk exposing others to the virus.
If you or a loved one has the following emergency warning signs, you need to seek medical treatment immediately.
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in chest
- New signs of confusion
- Inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
These are often signs that you are not receiving enough oxygen because of the disease. Call the hospital and inform them that you are arriving so that they can make the proper arrangements.
If you are an older adult, have tested positive for HIV/AIDS, have asthma, are pregnant, or have serious underlying medical conditions you have an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 or suffering from more severe symptoms. Underlying medical conditions that may increase your risk include living in a nursing home or long-term care facility, having chronic lung disease, heart conditions, are immunocompromised, or are severely obese.
How to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones
Thankfully, there are steps that you can take per the CDC to minimize your risk of contracting COVID-19 and spreading it to others. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure to the virus. This includes the use of social distancing, which means staying at least six feet away from others, especially if the coronavirus is spreading in your community. Clean your hands often with soap and water, and if soap is unavailable use hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol. Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. You should also clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
Call or Contact Us Today
We know that this is a scary time for many people, but Deldar Legal is here to help in any way we can. If you are worried about coronavirus injury money or coronavirus personal injury suitsduring this time of crisis, call or contact us today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
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