Coping With COVID-19
It's natural right now to be worried about your health and the health of your loved ones even if you're not experiencing symptoms.
Stay Safe, Stay Home
CoxHealth, along with the Springfield Greene County Health Department, is asking the community to take precautions to prevent the spread of illness. Under the current "Stay at Home" Order, people are expected to stay home except for essential activities to help us slow the spread of COVID-19. This is an important part of keeping health care systems from being overwhelmed so we can continue providing vital health care to the community.
Take everyday precautions:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean your hands often. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing or having been in a public place. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
- To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places (elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc.). Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
- Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (i.e., tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks and cell phones).
- Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.