How Can I Lower My Risk of Getting COVID-19? | AFC Urgent Care Tyvola Rd

It’s a fact that all the news and knowledge we’ve heard about the coronavirus since the beginning of 2020 has been concerning. For a long time, it seemed like the virus numbers simply kept rising at an outrageous rate.

Although the figures have recently stabilized, you still want to do all you can to protect yourself and your loved ones. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care Tyvola Rd is taking a few minutes to review the best way to reduce your risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.

Is My Family at Risk of COVID-19?

Everyone is vulnerable to catching the virus, but certain people are especially at risk. This includes those who are 65 and older, as well as anyone who has a weakened immune system.

Common Symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Body Aches
  • Headache
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Tiredness
  • Sore Throat
  • Diminished Taste or Smell
  • Nasal Congestion or Runniness

How Can I Stay Healthy and Safe from Covid-19?

COVID-19 can be passed on to others through airborne particles. When an infected person coughs, sneezes or even breathes, they are releasing these tiny particles.

Your best defense is to limit contact with others and stay at home as much as you can. The CDC also suggests that you wear a cloth face covering when in public and maintain a safe distance from people, as well as wash your hands frequently.

Basic Steps of Handwashing

  • Dampen your hands with warm running water.
  • Spread soap on your hands, in between fingers and even under nails.
  • Cleanse your hands for a full 20 seconds.
  • Rinse your hands with running water.
  • Dry your hands with a clean cloth or let them air dry.

Have you recently been exposed to COVID-19? AFC Urgent Care of Tyvola Road is here to help. Visit us to find out more about our COVID-19 testing services or get a Rapid Molecular Covid Test today.