We wanted to give you all some helpful information in regards to the COVID-19 virus. I find it beneficial to be proactive rather than reactive in regards to illness. Remember to always wash your hands, be careful not to touch your face, and always cover your coughs and sneezes. Drink plenty of fluids, and do please stay home if you are running a fever or vomiting. It’s recommended to only return to work or school if you are symptom free for 24 hours. Please note that the CDC website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html) is an extremely useful place to gather reputable knowledge such as symptoms and prevention of COVID-19.
This is also available if people have questions. From the Maine.gov website
MAINE GOVERNMENT NEWS
now available to answer general questions about COVID-19
has no confirmed cases
– The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) and 211
Maine announced today a new option for Mainers to get answers to questions about
the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at any time. This service is available by
dialing 211 (or 1-866-811-5695), texting your ZIP code to 898-211, or
has no confirmed cases or presumptive positive tests for COVID-19. Maine CDC
will inform the public if positive tests are confirmed and will offer regular
updates on testing recommendations. The number of COVID-19 tests for Maine
people will be updated daily Monday through Friday on Maine
CDC’s coronavirus webpage.
Maine is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects
people of all ages across Maine to local services. Maine CDC worked closely with
211 Maine to incorporate answers to general questions about COVID-19 to the 211
resource. Calls, texts, and emails to 211 are answered 24/7 by a person here in
Maine is equipped to answer general questions about the 2019 novel coronavirus,
including how Maine people can best protect themselves, options for testing, and
travel considerations. Anyone looking for specific medical advice regarding
symptoms they may be experiencing is strongly urged to call their medical
provider, an urgent care center, or 911, depending on the severity of their
of COVID-19 include fever, shortness of breath, and lower respiratory distress.
Health care providers will make the initial determination on whether COVID-19
testing is advisable. In cases where it is, medical providers will alert the
Maine CDC to coordinate testing. As appropriate, health providers will take
samples and submit them to Maine CDC.
best thing that Maine people can do to protect their health is to take the same
preventive measures that help to avoid catching a cold: Wash your hands often.
Cover coughs and sneezes. Stay home if you are sick.
CDC continues comprehensive planning to ensure Maine is ready should the virus
affect people here. Governor Janet Mills has convened
a Coronavirus Response Team, led by Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah, charged
with coordinating State government’s response across departments and local
agencies and health authorities to the potential spread of COVID-19.
211 Maine for answers to frequently asked questions on COVID-19: