The prospect of you or your loved ones getting sick can be quite a lot to handle. Throughout the duration of this pandemic, here are some things that you can do to keep both yourself and others healthy.
Social distancing is a practice where you deliberately create more physical space between yourself and others in order to limit person-to-person contact.
Ways to practice physical distancing include:
Surfaces can be cleaned using 70% alcohol solutions, diluted bleach solutions (4 tsp of bleach per quart of water), or with common EPA-approved disinfectants
Check in with reports from CDC, WHO, and public health officials regularly. It is also important to be discerning regarding information you may receive regarding COVID-19 given that misinformation is rampant on the internet. Ask yourself important questions when reading new information on COVID-19, like whether or not it comes from a reputable source or if the information is logical given what we know about viruses.
It is also important to check in with and follow the advice of your healthcare providers.
With stay-at-home measures put in place across the country, this time can be extremely stressful, especially for those who are vulnerable to getting sick and those working on the front lines of this pandemic. As a result, it is extremely important that we all take steps to keep up with our mental health and well-being.
Here are some simple things that you can do to help manage your stress during this time:
In the event that you get sick, it is important to have a plan in place in order to ensure your safety. Keep in touch with those who could help you, and ask yourself these questions:
Also, reach out to healthcare providers and secure all necessary medications in the event that you get sick.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit uclahealth.org/coronavirus or you can call our patient hotline at 310-267-3300. Hours for the phone line are 8 am-5 pm Monday - Friday. Voicemails will be responded to in the next business day