Coronavirus Safety Tips & Preventive Protocols (COVID19).
The Coronavirus tips for safety and other information needed to combact the disease can be seen here. Corona Virus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.
Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill. People may experience: cough, fever, tiredness and difficulty breathing (severe cases).
Here is to encourage the University Community to Take Responsibility and Stay Safe during this COVID-19 pandemic.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap under running water for 20 seconds.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
- Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell.
- Avoid touching your face & high-contact surfaces to prevent Coronavirus spread.
- Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.
There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe.
Self Care; If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you’ve recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you: rest and sleep, keep warm, drink plenty of liquids, use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough.
Medical treatments; If you develop a fever, cough, and have difficulty breathing, promptly seek medical care. Call in advance and tell your health provider of any recent travel or recent contact with travelers.
Right now, there are over 1.2million active cases of coronavirus worldwide. Live healthy, stay home and stay safe.