MCC issues Coronavirus health advice

Coronavirus and its spread all over the globe has everyone worried, and while it currently isn’t seen as a very big threat in the U.S., it’s still something to take precautions for. Shelly Cram Rahlf, Dean of Students at EICC, put together a list of facts, as well as things we all can do to help each other stay healthy.

Things to do to stay healthy:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Cover your mouth and and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.

Avoid contact with people who are sick, especially if they are exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms.

Stay home if you are sick. Avoid contact with others except when seeking medical care.

Contact your medical provider if you have any questions or health concerns.

Symptoms include: Fever, cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. For the majority of confirmed cases, symptoms have been mild and resolved after several days.

Note: Recent travel with cold symptoms should not trigger significant concern. Symptoms that seem to be worse, including cough and fever, are more likely to represent flu than coronavirus at this time.