In this difficult time of COVID-19, we need to know or remind ourselves the symptoms of the disease so that we act fast. Most people experience one of the following symptoms
Fever or chills, cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea or have no symptom at all.
If you have those symptoms above, you might have COVID-19. Although most people have mild illness and can recover at home, if you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider, or go to the nearest testing center.
If you feel extremely sick and have trouble breathing, Persistent pain or pressure in the chest, please get emergency medical care immediately by calling 911.
If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, please stay home except when you are out to get medical care. Do not forget to wear a mask all the time so that you protect those around you and constantly wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
Stay safe Stay healthy. We are all in this together, we will get through it together For more information, visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) websitewww.cdc.gov ,UBCA website @ www.ubca2013.org or call UBCA Helpline @1-508-468-1406
This message is brought to you by Uganda Boston Community Association with support from The Boston Foundation.