Tips On How To Quarantine
March 31, 2020
March 31, 2020
The Coronavirus – which is also referred to as COVID-19 – is a virus that was originally identified in Wuhan, China. This virus is a respiratory illness, and it can cause patients to be uncomfortable after symptoms have emerged.
Most individuals who encounter the coronavirus experience fever, chills, body aches, and a persistent cough.
The virus is transmitted through close contact between two people, with close contact defined as being within 6 feet of another individual. In many cases where the illness has been transmitted, respiratory droplets from the infected person were spread through coughing or sneezing.
There is also the potential for the virus to be transmitted through the mouth or nose or by touching an object that contains the virus. That underscores the importance of washing your hands frequently and thoroughly.
Since this is a new virus, health professionals throughout the world continue to examine the causes and symptoms in order to provide all of us with more answers surrounding this condition. Health professionals everywhere also remain committed to keeping everyone safe from exposure to this virus.
The Process Of Being Quarantined
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided the reminder that the process of quarantine involves separating yourself from other people and also restricting your movement near others.
This will protect you from exposure to others who might be carriers of a contagious disease. It can also protect other people if you do not realize that you are sick but later develop symptoms of the unwanted condition.
Quarantines are designed for individuals who are not demonstrating the symptoms of a disease that has become prevalent. It can be an effective method of safeguarding your health during outbreaks.
Quarantines can also be a valuable resource when an illness has expanded to status as an epidemic – which occurs when a disease has spread to a degree that surpasses what was anticipated.
The process of quarantines can also be important if the health issue becomes a pandemic. This develops if the number of people who have been impacted by an illness expands to multiple countries while placing virtually all people at risk of exposure.
How To Quarantine Effectively
Wash Your Hands – the critical nature of washing your hands frequently and thoroughly was mentioned previously. However, it is important to mention it once again
Use Hand Sanitizer – it is also beneficial to use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are somehow not available to you
Clean Surfaces – any surfaces that you have touched should be cleaned with soap and water. It is also recommended that you use a disinfectant on the same surface after you have cleaned it with soap and water. This includes surfaces such as countertops, doorknobs, toilets, faucets, sinks, phones, keyboards, light switches, countertops, and any other forms of handles
Avoid Touching Eyes, Mouth, or Nose – You should also avoid touching your mouth, eyes, or nose if you have not recently washed your hands
Maintain Your Mental Health – the steps that have been listed are essential in your efforts to avoid the coronavirus. But your mental health is also important during the quarantine process.
Worry and fear regarding your health are understandable, as is any anger or frustration that might develop. You might also have concerns about your ability to care for other members of your family properly during this time period.
However, it is important to remain calm throughout the quarantine process. This becomes easier if you maintain a focus on healthy habits. These include deep breathing, exercising, eating nutritious foods, and receiving a sufficient amount of sleep.
You should also continue any activities that you normally rely on that reduce your stress such as prayer or meditation.
It can also be helpful to receive accurate information regarding the illness, as this can reduce the fear of the unknown. But you should avoid excessively consuming information because this can become counterproductive to good mental health.
The practice of social distancing is an important part of the quarantine process. Social distancing requires you to maintain a certain distance from other people when you are located outside of your home. This will ensure that you do not make contact with others which could place you at risk of experiencing the COVID-19 virus.
Minimizing your interactions with others will reduce the potential for this disease to be transmitted. Any form of gathering place that you would normally visit such as school, a mall, a movie theatre, a sporting event, or a religious service should be avoided during the period of time in which social distancing is being requested by health officials.
Quarantine With Your Kids
If children or teenagers are under your care during the quarantine process, it will be helpful to remember that they will be experiencing their own stress due to the situation.
In addition to clear signs of worry, your child or teenager might also have difficulty sleeping or eating, or display signs of being irritable.
However, you can discuss the virus and the quarantine situation with your child or teenager. This should help reduce their level of stress.
Even though they are currently unable to be in their schools or going other places, you can still keep your child involved in other routines that they normally do at home.
You can also provide them with a good example in the way that you handle your family’s current quarantine situation.
At Rapid Med Urgent Care Center We Can Help
At Rapid Med Urgent Care Center your health remains our top priority. That includes our testing services for patients who have symptoms of this illness. We are also taking every possible step in how we implement pre-screening procedures in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19
All patients and their guests will be greeted and screened before they enter our clinics. We also request that you call us before you arrive if you have any concerns that you may have already been exposed to COVID-19.
Our team remains fully dedicated to providing all of our patients with the level of care that is needed in order to maintain a safe environment.
As always, our commitment to you and your family also includes immediate medical attention for all conditions that are not critical or life-threatening. We also are continuing to provide primary and preventive care.
If you have any questions or concerns about Covid-19 or any other health topics, do not hesitate to contact us at Rapid Med Urgent Care Center.
Our Primary Care
- After Hours Care Available
- Continuity of Care
- Health Maintenance
- Patient Education
Our Preventative Care
- Alcohol Misuse Screening & Counseling
- Atherosclerosis Risk Factor Modification
- Blood Pressure Screening
- Cancer Screening
- Cholesterol Screening
- Depression Screening
- HIV-STD Screening
- Obesity Screening & Counseling
- Type 2 Diabetes Screening
- Weight Management
- Wellness Exams
At Rapid Med Urgent Care Center we also provide immediate medical attention for conditions that are not critical or life-threatening.
Our Urgent Care
- Allergies and Rashes
- Bronchitis and Pneumonia
- Evaluation of Acute Abdominal Pain
- Evaluation of Most Chest Pain
- Fevers – Down to 4 Months of Age
- Gastrointestinal Infections w/ Nausea & Vomiting
- Headaches and Migraines
- On-Site Ultrasound Diagnostics
- On-Site X-Rays
- Simple Gynecologic Problems
- Sinus Infections
- Skin Infections and Abscesses
- Sore Throats and Strep
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Eye Injuries
- Foreign Body Removal
- Lacerations and Cuts of All Sizes
- Sprains & Strains
In addition to visiting our offices at either location, you can receive the same great care and consideration by using our On-Demand service through your phone, tablet, or computer.
Regardless of how you contact us, we can also assist you, or answer any questions regarding any of these other medical problems.