Views expressed in this blog are mine alone and are not intended to represent Williamson County policy nor intended as legal advice.


3/17/2020

COVID-19 and YOU

The first thing I want to say is – DON’T PANIC.

Be concerned. Be vigilant. But don’t panic.

The thing to understand about this virus is this:

• It looks enough like the flu and other respiratory diseases that you may not even know you have it.

• Therefore, the best way to protect yourself is to follow the basic precautions that you’ve all heard – wash your hands frequently, disinfect surfaces, cough into your elbow and practice social distancing.

• Confirmed cases are not the same thing as true cases – many more people have the virus than we know, some of them showing little to no symptoms.

• People over 65 and anyone with a chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, immune diseases, and lung disease are at the highest risk for severe illness and death.

• Nationally as of 3/16, there are cases in 49 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands.

• If you have come into contact with someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, you should self-quarantine for 14 days.


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