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Stopping the Spread of COVID-19 Rumors

Jun 23 2020

Coming together to stop the spread of COVID-19 rumors is just as important as working to stop the spread of the virus itself. Learning all about COVID-19 facts is one of the best things you can do for yourself and others during this time.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes the following information is important for everyone to know.

Everyone, regardless of race and ethnicity, can become sick with COVID-19.

People might be avoiding certain individuals based on fears being fueled by COVID-19 rumors. It is critical to know that every individual, regardless of their race and ethnicity, is at equal risk for contracting COVID-19.

For most, becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 is thought to be rare.

Everyone is at the same level of risk for becoming sick with COVID-19. However, the risk of having serious complications from the virus is thought to be low.

This is not true for those with underlying health conditions, as well as older adults. These high-risk individuals do have the potential to become very ill and should be avoiding others as much as possible right now.

If someone has been released from isolation or has completed self-quarantine, they cannot infect other individuals.

That is true only if the person completed their isolation or quarantine correctly.

The best way you can fight COVID-19 is by practicing healthy habits.

Perform these actions items each and every day.

  • Practice proper handwashing, especially after sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose.
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
  • Stay home and away from others when you’re not feeling well.
  • Don’t touch your mouth, nose, eyes or face with dirty hands.

Be prepared by knowing the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

Shortness of breath, cough and fever are just a few of the signs to look for. Be sure to isolate from others right away if you start to experience any COVID-19 symptoms.

Get in touch with your primary care provider if you become sick. This is especially true if you recently traveled to a COVID-19 hot spot or have been close to someone who has been diagnosed with the virus.

Visit the CDC’s website for the most up-to-date information.

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