Nurse's Newsletter

By Nurse Connelly

Greetings!

Hello Carman Trails! ! I want you to know that I miss you all very much and I am thinking of you and your families! Students and parents during these unique and ever changing times please feel free to reach out to me for resources, information, or questions. The best way to reach me is by email at cconnelly2@parkwayschools.net
Nurses's Newsletter 4/17/20

How does the coronavirus disease spread?

  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs

(CDC, 2020)

Tips for staying healthy during the Coronavirus Pandemic

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (happy birthday twice)
  • Remember to wash your hands before eating, after using the restroom, handling animals, when your hands appear dirty, and especially after you have been in a public place, blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • If soap and water are not available, use 60% alcohol based hand sanitizer
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or cough and sneeze into your inner elbow
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent the spread of germs
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick through social distancing (keep at least six feet between you and another person)
  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces

(CDC, 2020)

Testing Sites and Hotlines

Testing Site Locations


Hotlines

  • St. Louis County: 314-615-2660
  • Missouri Department of Health: 877-435-8411

References

How to Protect Yourself & Others. (2020, April 13). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html