With The recent outbreak of The COVID-19 virus, many in our community have asked us about what we at Instinct Ready can suggest as far as staying Prepared. We agree. With a bombardment of falsified information, strictly for marketing and self benefit, we feel it's important to keep our community up-to-date and safe. We will regularly be updating this feed to keep you informed as well as citing reliable news for your benefit. We hope we can get through this together, but for now we are happy to help you stay as Instinct Ready as we can. Below are some useful FAQ's we have found from from the CDC and State Health Dept. to keep you informed.
When Should I Be Most Aware Of CoVid-19 like symptoms?
Symptoms such as Fever, Cough and Shortness of breath may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
What Do I Need To Know About The Virus?
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
What Precautions Can I take To Stay Healthy?
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
What About If Someone Close to me Is Sick?
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
What If I am Sick?
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a face-mask if they enter your room.
I have a cough, but I need to be in Public for Groceries/Gas/ Etc. What Precautions Should I Take?
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
How Can I Be Pro-active In My Living Environment to Increase My Quality Of Health
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
How Else Can I prepare?
Make Sure You have options for Shelter In Place, And Ideally one of Our U-Pak go bags in case of emergency
Store a one week supply of water and food.
Periodically check your regular prescription drugs to ensure a continuous supply in your home.
Have any nonprescription drugs and other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes, and vitamins.
Get copies and maintain electronic versions of health records from doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and other sources and store them, for personal reference. Get help accessing electronic health records.
Talk with family members and loved ones about how they would be cared for if they got sick, or what will be needed to care for them in your home.