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What should you do if there’s a COVID-19 case in your apartment building

COVID-19, a nightmare for one and all. As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow, those in apartments and condos might be wondering about the risks of living in close proximity to others who might test positive for the virus.

So what should you do? Relocate? Or just stay in your current apartment and follow the guidelines they put forth by the healthcare authorities regarding staying safe in apartments.

1. Do not panic

In the streets, the panic and misinformation are causing more chaos than the virus will ever do. Before symptoms start to show, the virus can spread. The good news is that most individuals are going to be fine; the only responsibility we have is to prevent vulnerable hosts from getting it. A buzz of public anxiety has resulted from the uncertainty about the life-threatening coronavirus. So you're not alone if you find yourself starting to get worked up and overwhelmed at the thought of COVID-19. 

2. Contact the doctor

If you see any symptoms related to COVID-19, contact Dr. Anthony Jones immediately over a telemedicine consultation without leaving your home. The doctor will advise you on whether to go for COVID-19 testing. If the patient has underlying health conditions such as cardiac conditions, diabetes, asthma, lung or kidney-related diseases that put them at greater risk of fatality, the physician may recommend necessary medications along with proper diet and regular exercise. The vital symptoms will be monitored by the physician as the disease progresses.

3. Stay informed about local health departments and listen to them

It is recommended that individuals should stay up-to-date and obtain information from health authorities, while also monitoring information from local authorities. Notify and contact the local health department immediately or provide more guidance on the appropriate measures to be taken. Such changes will definitely influence your daily routine, but remember that it is for your own good. Stay cognizant of COVID-19 information.

4. Practice preventive basics every day

It can be very helpful to continue practicing things like washing your hands and covering coughs and sneezes with your elbow or tissue in the battle with COVID-19. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol and wash your hands with water and soap. People should clean surfaces that are touched frequently, too. Poorly ventilated buildings can also place individuals at an increased risk of the virus.

5. Self-isolating is necessary

Self-isolation involves protecting others and slowing COVID-19 spread. It is essential that anyone who has, or may have been exposed to the virus limits the number of people with whom they come into contact for fourteen days. That is the most effective way to prevent the spread of coronavirus. It is recommended to stay in touch with others by phone, video chat, text messages, especially those with a chronic medical condition and living alone.

Conclusion:

People in housing societies can protect themselves from coronavirus if they follow the guidelines strictly. They should stay home and maintain high standards of personal hygiene to safeguard their health.