COVID-19 infographic: How to keep you & your loved ones safe
We need to take this seriously. COVID-19 can be deadly in people with pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or lung ailments.
And in the African American community especially, we have seen that the outcomes tend to be worse.
It’s essential that we all practice social distancing. We should be home, unless we need to pick up medications, go grocery shopping or some other necessary reason.
The coronavirus infection is spread by person-to-person contact, especially through droplets when somebody coughs or sneezes.
It’s key for us to stop this infection, which has highly impacted our communities. Here are some important points to remember.
Want a reliable way to stay up to date on the COVID-19 outbreak and tips on how to protect you and your family while safe at home? Check out this resource center.
If you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath, start with our COVID-19 Symptom Checker or call 866-443-2584. Our symptom checker is the quickest way to find out what to do next.
Dr. Nkem Iroegbu is the chief medical officer at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI.
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Dr. Nkem Iroegbu is the chief medical officer at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center.