By: Shannon Persad
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ATSI and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As of right now, the coronavirus, known as Covid-19, is a respiratory illness that is impacting our country and our daily lives.
Here at ATSI our top priority is keeping our patients safe, by following the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and our state and federal authorities.
New Jersey has declared a state of emergency as the coronavirus continues to spread, with various measures being implemented to protect the public.
How to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus
Firstly, those who are at most risk during the coronavirus are, according to the CDC:
“Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.”
The CDC has published various guides to protect yourself and loved ones during the spread of this virus.
The CDC recommends:
- Wear a mask if you are sick or taking care of someone who is sick; if you are not sick, it’s recommended not to wear a mask as it should be for caregivers due to a short supply.
- Use hand-sanitizer with 60% more alcohol.
- Use tissues to sneeze or cough into; safely dispose and use hand sanitizer or wash hands after to avoid spreading germs.
- Social distancing is recommended, meaning be 6 feet away from people, and avoid large crowds.
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, especially if you came into contact with anyone, or those potentially sick. Better safe than sorry!
- Disinfect your home and any dirty surfaces around you.
- Avoid touching your face, nose, mouth with unclean hands.
- Are you feeling sick? Stay home! Self-quarantine for 7-14 days. For more information, click here.
ATSI is a drug rehabilitation center dedicated to changing lives and keeping patients safe during this coronavirus pandemic. For more information on how to stay safe and what precautions to take, please visit the CDC website.
If you or someone you know is suffering from drug addiction, contact ATSI at 1-855-498-2121.