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How to Keep Your Community Healthy from the Flu, Common Cold and Coronavirus
Whitman-Walker Health
Whitman-Walker Health

April 27, 2020

Updated April 27, 2020. Actualizado en 7 de abril de 2020. ኤፕሪል 27 ቀን 2020 ተዘምኗል

Learn steps to help keep yourself, your loved ones and the community healthy with Whitman-Walker Health.

Having Symptoms? Stay Home.

At Whitman-Walker, we want to keep you and the community healthy. If you are experiencing symptoms of a cough, cold, fever or the flu, please stay home!

 

  1. Call us first. It is important that you call Whitman-Walker at 202-745-7000 and share information about your symptoms before visiting any of our locations. To limit your exposure to additional illnesses, our team will evaluate and treat you over the phone.
  2. After your phone evaluation. If after your phone evaluation, you still need to come into a Whitman-Walker location, we will coordinate with you to be seen as quickly as possible when you arrive for your appointment.
  3. Visiting a Whitman-Walker location? Please let us know you have a cough immediately. We will give you a mask to wear and get you in a private room when you arrive. Before receiving a mask, cover any coughs and sneezes with a tissue to help prevent the spread of germs and throw all used tissues in the trash.

Thank you for helping to keep yourself and the community healthy – and preventing new cases of the common cold, flu, and coronavirus. Here are a few more helpful tips to keep you, our staff and the greater community healthy.

Prevent the Spread of Germs.

  • Stay home if you are coughing and/or sneezing!
  • Use a tissue to cover your coughs and sneezes and throw your used tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, turn away from people and cough into your shoulder or your sleeve. If you have a mask you can wear one, but this won’t fully protect the people around you.
  • Do not use your hands to cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as these are the easiest areas for germs to spread through.
  • Wash your hands often to avoid getting sick. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds -- aka the equivalent of singing the “Happy Birthday” or “¡Feliz cumpleaños!” song twice. If soap and water is unavailable, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer. Wash your hands before you eat.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects, like your cell phone, door knobs, reusable beverage containers and work space using disinfectant wipes or sprays.
  • Consider buying a digital thermometer so that if you do get a cough or cold, you can more easily monitor yourself at home and share changes in your temperature with our Whitman-Walker care team.
  • Will wearing a mask protect me? The best thing you can do to keep yourself healthy is to follow the hand washing and cleaning instructions above. You can also keep your immune system strong by taking your medications as directed, drinking water and being kind to your body by getting enough sleep and regular exercise. A simple walk every day goes a long way in minimizing stress and keeping you healthy.
  • CDC: CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
    CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

These small steps combined make a big difference in preventing the spread of the common cold, flu and coronavirus. We appreciate your help in keeping the communities of greater Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia healthy.

Learn facts about the coronavirus here and get more information on general prevention for the coronavirus from DC Health at coronavirus.dc.gov and from the CDC at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.


Cómo mantener a su comunidad saludable contra la gripe, el resfriado común y el coronavirus 

Conozca las medidas para ayudar a conservar su salud, la salud de sus seres queridos y la salud de su comunidad con Whitman-Walker Health.

¿Tiene síntomas? Quédese en casa.

En Whitman-Walker deseamos conservar su salud y la salud de la comunidad. Si presenta síntomas como tos, resfriado, fiebre o gripe, ¡por favor, quédese en casa!

  1. Llámenos de inmediato. Es importante que llame a Whitman-Walker al 202-745-7000 e informe acerca de sus síntomas antes de visitar cualquiera de nuestros establecimientos. Para limitar su exposición a enfermedades adicionales, nuestro equipo lo evaluará y le indicará un tratamiento por teléfono.
  2. Luego de su evaluación telefónica. Si luego de la evaluación telefónica, aún necesita concurrir a un establecimiento de Whitman-Walker, coordinaremos la visita con usted para que sea atendido tan pronto como sea posible luego de su llegada a la consulta.
  3. ¿Tiene que visitar un establecimiento de Whitman-Walker? Por favor, si tiene tos, háganoslo saber de inmediato. Le daremos una mascarilla para que use y lo llevaremos a una habitación privada en cuanto llegue. Antes de recibir la mascarilla, cúbrase la tos y los estornudos con un pañuelo descartable para ayudar a prevenir el contagio de gérmenes, y luego deseche todos los pañuelos usados en el cesto de residuos.

Gracias por ayudarnos a mantener su salud y la salud de la comunidad –y a prevenir nuevos casos de resfriado común, gripe y coronavirus. A continuación le ofrecemos algunos otros consejos útiles para mantener su salud, la salud de nuestro equipo y la salud de la comunidad.

Evite el contagio de gérmenes.

  • ¡Quédese en casa si tiene tos y/o estornudos!
  • Use un pañuelo descartable para cubrir su tos y sus estornudos, y luego deseche los pañuelos descartables en un cesto de residuos. Si no tiene un pañuelo descartable, aléjese de las demás personas y tosa dentro de su hombro o manga. Si tiene una mascarilla, puede usarlo, pero esto no protegerá por completo a las personas a su alrededor.
  • No use las manos para cubrir su tos y sus estornudos.
  • Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca, ya que estas son las áreas a través de las cuales los gérmenes se contagian más fácilmente.
  • Lávese las manos frecuentemente para evitar enfermarse. Lávese las manos con agua y jabón durante 20 segundos -- es decir, el equivalente a cantar la canción “Happy Birthday” o “¡Feliz cumpleaños!” dos veces. Si no dispone de agua y jabón, use alcohol en gel antiséptico para higienizarse las manos. Lávese las manos antes de comer.
  • Limpie y desinfecte con frecuencia los objetos que toca, como su teléfono celular, los picaportes de las puertas, recipientes de bebidas reutilizables y su espacio de trabajo, mediante paños o sprays desinfectantes.
  • Considere comprarse un termómetro digital; de esa manera, si tiene tos o un resfriado, podrá controlarse más fácilmente en casa y compartir sus cambios de temperatura con el equipo de atención de Whitman-Walker.
  • ¿Usar una mascarilla me protegerá? Lo mejor que puede hacer para conservar su salud es seguir las instrucciones que se le han brindado acerca del lavado de manos y la limpieza de su entorno. También puede mantener su sistema inmunológico fuerte si toma sus medicamentos tal como le ha indicado el médico, bebe agua y trata bien a su cuerpo proporcionándole suficientes horas de descanso y ejercicio regular. Una simple caminata todos los días es muy útil para minimizar el estrés y mantener su salud.
  • CDC: Los CDC recomiendan usar cubiertas de tela para cara en entornos públicos donde sea difícil mantener otras medidas de distanciamiento social (p. ej., tiendas de comestibles y farmacias), especialmente en áreas de transmisión significativa en la comunidad. Los CDC también recomiendan el uso de cubiertas de tela para cara simples para desacelerar la propagación del virus y evitar que quienes puedan tener el virus sin saberlo lo transmitan a otras personas. Las Cubiertas de tela para cara confeccionadas con artículos del hogar o hechas en casa a partir de materiales comunes de bajo costo pueden usarse como medida adicional y voluntaria de salud pública.
     

Estas pequeñas medidas combinadas harán una gran diferencia para prevenir el contagio del resfriado común, la gripe y el coronavirus. ¡Gracias por su ayuda para mantener la salud de las comunidades del área de Washington DC, Maryland y Virginia!

Obtenga información sobre el coronavirus y obtenga más información sobre prevención general para el coronavirus de DC Health en coronavirus.dc.gov y de los CDC en cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.



ማህበረሰብዎንጤናማከጉንፋን፣ከጉንፋንእናከኮሮቫቫይረስለመጠበቅ

ከኋይትማን–ዋከር ጤና ጋር ራስዎን፣ የሚወዷቸውን እንዲሁም ማህበረሰብዎትን ጤናማ ያድርጉ፡፡

ምልክቶች አሉብዎት? ቤት ይቀመጡ።
በኋይትማን–ዋከር የምንፈልገው፣ የእርስዎን እና ማህበረሰብዎን ጤና መጠበቅ ነው። የሳል፣ ጉንፋን፣ ትኩሳት ወይም ኢንፍሉዌንዛ ምልክቶች ከታዩብዎት፣ እባክዎ ቤት ይቀመጡ!
  1. ቀድመው ለእኛ ይደውሉ፡፡ የትኛውንም አድራሻዎቻችንን ከመጎብኘትዎ በፊት፤ ኋይትማን–ዋከር ጋር በ202-745-7000 መደወልዎ እና ስለ ስሜትዎ መረጃዎን ማጋራትዎ ጠቃሚ ነው። የተጨማሪ ህመሞች ተጋላጭነትዎን ለመቀነስ፣ ቡድናችን የስልክ ምርመራ እና ህክምና ያደርግልዎታል፡፡
  2. ክስልክ ምርመራዎ በኋላ፡፡ ከስልክ ምርመራው በኋላ፣ ወደ ከኋይትማን–ዋከር መገኛ መምጣት ካለብዎት፣ ለቀጠሮዎት እንደመጡ ወድያው እንዲታዩ ከእርስዎ ጋር በትብብር እንሰራለን፡
  3. ኋይትማን–ዋከር መገኛን ይጎበኛሉ? እባክዎ ሳል እንዳለብዎት ወድያው ያሳውቁን፡፡ እንደገቡ ማስክ ሰጥተንዎት የግል ክፍል ውስጥ እንዲገቡ እናደርጋለን፡፡ ማስክ ከመቀበልዎ በፊት፣ ማንኛውንም አይነት ሳል ወይም ማስነጠስ በሶፍት በመሸፈን የተዋህሲያኑን መዛመት ይከላከሉ እና የተጠቀሙባቸውን ሶፍቶች ቆሻሻ ማጠራቀሚያ ውስጥ ይጣሉ፡፡
የራስዎትን እና ማህበረሰብዎን ጤና በመጠበቅዎ – እና አዳዲስ የጉንፋን፣ ኢንፍሉዌንዛ እና ኮሮናቫይረስ ተጠቂዎች እንዳይኖሩ በመከላከልዎ እናመሰግንዎታለን፡፡ እነዚህ ጠቃሚ ነጥቦች የእርስዎን፣ የሰራተኞቻችንን እና የብዙሃኑን ጤና ለመጠበቅ ያግዛሉ፡፡
የተዋህሲያኑን መዛመት እንከላከል፡፡
  • እያሳሉ እና/ወይም እያስነጠሱ ከሆነ ቤት ይቆዩ!
  • ሳልዎትን፣ ማስነጠስዎትን በሶፍት በመሸፈን የተጠቀሙትን ሶፍት ቆሻሻ መጣያ ውስጥ ይጣሉ፡፡ ሶፍት ከሌለዎት፣ ከሰዎች በተቃራኒው በመዞር ትከሻዎ ላይ ወይም ኮሌታዎ ላይ ያስሉ፡፡ ማስክ ካለዎት ይልበሱት፣ ይህ ግን በአቅራቢያ ዎት ያሉትን ሰዎች ሙሉ በሙሉ አይጠብቅም፡፡
  • ሳል እና ማስነጠስን ለመሸፈንእጅዎትን አይጠቀሙ።
  • ተዋህሲያን እንዲዛመቱ ቀላሉ መንገድ ስለሆነ አይኖችዎ፣ አፍንጫዎትን እና አፍዎትን አይንኩ፡፡
  • እንዳይታመሙ እጆችዎትን በተደጋጋሚ ይታጠቡ ። እጆችዎትን በሳሙና እና ውሃ ለ20 ሰኮንዶች ይታጠቡ -- ማለትም “መልካም ልደት” ወይም “¡Feliz cumpleaños!” ዘፈንን ሁለቴ መዝፈን ነው። ሳሙና እና ውሃ ካልተገኘ፣ አልኮል ባለው እጅ ማጽጃ ይጠቀሙ፡፡ ከመመገብዎ በፊት እጅዎትን ይታጠቡ፡፡
  • ያጽዱ እና ያክሙ በብዛት የሚነኳቸውን ቁሳቁስ እንደ ስልክ፣ የበር እጀታ፣ ድጋሜ የምንጠቀማቸውን መጠጥ መያዣዎች እና የስራ ቦታን አካሚ ማፅጃዎችን ወይም ፍሊቶችን በመጠቀም፡፡
  • ዲጂታል ሙቀት መለኪያን መግዛትን ያስቡ ስለዚህ ሳል ወይም ጉንፋን ከያዘዎት፣ ራስዎትን በቀላሉ በቤትዎ መከታተል እና የሙቀት መጠን ልዩነቶችዎትን ከኋይትማን–ዋከር እንክብካቤ ቡድናችን ጋር ይጋሩ፡፡
  • ማስክ ማድረጌ ይከላከልልኛል? ጤናዎትን ለመጠበቅ ማድረግ የሚችሉት ተመራጩ ነገር ከላይ ያሉትን የእጅ መታጠብ እና ማፅጃ ትዕዛዞች መከተል ነው፡፡ የበሽታ ተከላካይ ህዋሳቶቻችንንም ለማጠንከር በተነገረው መሰረት መድሀኒቶችን በመውሰድ፣ ውሃ መጠጣት እና ለሰውነትዎ በቂ እንቅልፍ በማግኘት እና እንቅስቃሴ ዘወትር በማድረግ መንከባከብ ነው፡፡ ቀለል ያለ የእግር ጉዞ ጤናዎትን በመጠበቅ እና ጭንቀትን በመቀነስ ረገድ ብዙ ይረዳል፡፡
  • CDC: ሌሎች ማህበራዊ የርቀት እርምጃዎች ለመጠበቅ (ለምሳሌ ፣ የሸቀጣሸቀጦች መደብሮች እና ፋርማሲዎች) በተለይ በህብረተሰቡ ላይ በተሰራጩ ስርጭቶች ረገድ የ ‹ሲ.ሲ.ሲ.] በሕዝብ ቅንጅቶች ውስጥ የጨርቅ የፊት ሽፋኖችን እንዲለብሱ ይመክራል ፡፡ በተጨማሪም የ CDC ቫይረስ ስርጭትን ለማዘግየት እና ቫይረሱ ያለባቸውን ሰዎች ወደ ሌሎች እንዳያስተላልፉ ለማያውቁ ቀለል ያሉ የጨርቅ ሽፋኖች መጠቀምን ይመክራል ፡፡ ከቤት ዕቃዎች የተሰሩ የጨርቅ የፊት ሽፋኖች ወይም በቤት ውስጥ ከተለመዱት ቁሳቁሶች በዝቅተኛ ወጪ እንደ ተጨማሪ ፣ በፈቃደኝነት የህዝብ ጤና መለኪያ ሆነው ሊያገለግሉ ይችላሉ።
     
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