IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS PROTECTION INFORMATION
THIS IS SERIOUS. PLEASE READ.
AS COVID19 HITS SKID ROW HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO DO TO HELP STAY SAFE
What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. COVID-19 symptoms: include fever, shortness of breath and a dry cough. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure. If you have mild symptoms get tested at the places listed below. If you have symptoms that are getting worse, such as difficulty breathing SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
WEAR A CLOTH FACE COVER
The CDC now advises everyone to wear a cloth face cover at all times, when you are outside.
- The cloth face cover is meant to protect you and other people. Remember, you could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
- The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
Follow these steps to help keep you and others safe:
- Whatever shelter in place means for you – is what you do. Avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people.
- Practice social distancing keep at least 6 feet — about two arm lengths — away from others if you must go out in public. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces frequently throughout the day. High-touch surfaces include phones.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth, and throw used tissues in a lined trash can. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow — not your hands. Wash your hands immediately.
WHO IS AT A HIGHER RISK?
Older adults and people of any age who:
- Have serious underlying medical conditions, such as heart, lung or liver disease; diabetes; moderate to severe asthma; severe obesity; and renal failure.
- Have a weakened immune system, including those undergoing cancer treatment.
- Pregnant women
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19, it is critical for you to take actions to avoid getting sick.
- Stay home, avoid close contact with others and follow the other steps above.
- Call a medical professional as soon as COVID-19 symptoms start, if you are at higher risk.
IF YOU ARE SICK
Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you are sick:
- Seek medical advice if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms. Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions should seek medical attention as soon as symptoms start.
- Separate yourself from other people
- Wear a cloth face cover if you are around other people (e.g., sharing space or vehicle)
Emergency Warning Signs
If your symptoms become severe, seek medical attention immediately. Warning signs include:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Testing in Skid Row
If you have symptoms you can get tested at the following locations:
- Joshua House, 311 Winston St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
- The Los Angeles Mission, 303 E 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Remember. Practice social distancing ALWAYS and hand washing hygiene wherever possible. Stay safe y’all. We love you.
Los Angeles Community Action Network