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COVID-19
ScreeningTool

If you answer yes to any of the following screening questions, it is strongly recommended that
you keep yourself isolated from group settings.

1. Have you been exposed (within 6 feet for 10 minutes or more without a face mask) to a
confirmed diagnosed COVID-19 person?

2. Have you traveled outside of the country/USA (Hubei Province, China, S. Korea, Japan,
Europe, and Iran) or to Seattle, San Francisco, New York? OR Have you had contact with
someone who recently traveled internationally, especially to these identified areas?

3. Do you have a cough, sore throat, runny nose and/or nasal congestion?

4. Do you have a fever greater than 100F/38C?

5. Do you have body aches, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea?

6. Do you have shortness of breath?

7. Do you have any chronic illness such as:
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Heart Disease
- Lung conditions of chronic nature- COPD, Fibrosis, Emphysema, and/or on home oxygen
- Kidney failure conditions
- Alcoholism, Smoking
- Autoimmune disorders: SLE-Lupus, Crohn’s disease, and/or on immune suppressive medications
- Cancer with Chemo therapy and/or radiation
- Arthritis conditions and on immune modulator agents/meds such as Methotrexate etc.
- Organ Transplant recipients on antirejection meds
- Age-Elderly

 

Remember, your immune system is the best defense against viruses.

CDC Guidelines

Know How it Spreads

 

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take steps to protect yourself

 

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

 

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

 

Stay home if you’re sick

 

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

  • Throw used tissues in the trash.

  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

 

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.