IMPORTANT INFORMATION & UPDATES:
Utah Coronavirus (COVID-19) Case Counts (UPDATED DAILY)
#MaskUpUtah: Leaders of Utah’s four largest health care systems and the Utah Hospital Association launched a new public awareness initiative named #MaskUpUtah. More information.
State of Utah:
Coronavirus.utah.gov (State of Utah)
COVID-19 info line: 1-800-456-7707 (State of Utah)
- Case Counts (State of Utah)
- Color Coded Health Guidance System Information (State of Utah)
- Business Resources (State of Utah)
- FREE COVID-19 MASKS from the State of Utah
- Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force (State of Utah)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
Coronavirus.gov (Useful information from the U.S. Government)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control)
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends wearing a cloth face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations.
Cloth face coverings may slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. More information.
Why Social Distancing is Important During The Coronavirus Outbreak
How to Make a CDC Approved Homemade Mask (No Sewing Required)
Nurse Demonstrates How Fast Germs Can Spread Even With Gloves On (Video)
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Goggles for Docs
Goggles for Docs is an effort to get used or new ski goggles into the hands of healthcare workers who currently have no eye protection as they treat COVID-19 patients. To donate ski goggles visit https://gogglesfordocs.com/
SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19):
Coronavirus was first detected in China which is now a pandemic. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
- Shortness of breath
Call your doctor if you:
Develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19
Have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.
Information on what to do if you are sick with COVID-19 can be found here:
STEPS TO PREVENT ILLNESS:
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:
- 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 touchingyour eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and otherpeople if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others:
·Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- Older adults
- People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES:
Coronavirus has caused major changes in the way we live our day to day lives here in Utah and around the world. With the recent guideline of social distancing and restaurants having to close their indoor dining, it's causing BIG financial challenges for small businesses.
iHeartMedia Salt Lake City wants to help by offering a place where businesses can list their information on how to order takeout food or buy a gift card in a show of support.