CORONAVIRUS: INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Your safety and well-being are my number one priority. Our team will continue to provide updates as we learn more about the situation to ensure you have the most up-to-date information as we learn how to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

For immediate information, call the NY Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

If you believe you are infected with coronavirus, click HERE.

CURRENT CDC RESOURCES:

In addition to the below tips, make sure to utilize the CDC guidance outlining steps to keep workplaces, schools, your home, and commercial establishments safe from coronavirus.

Find local information: Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases.

Know the signs and symptoms: Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • The most common symptoms include a dry cough, fever, or shortness of breath. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea.     
    • If you develop emergency warning signs, such as a high fever and/or difficulty breathing, get medical attention immediately.
  • In general, you should stay home when you are sick, call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit, and limit movement in the community.

Find out if you are at higher risk for complications: Know if you, or someone you know, falls into the higher risk category. This includes:

  • People aged 65 years and older or people who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility.
  • People with pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes.

Protect yourself and your family:

  • Know how it spreads: the virus is spread from person to person, and the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus by limiting contact with others.
  • Take steps to protect yourself: clean your hands often and put distance between yourself and others.
  • Take steps to protect others: stay at home if you’re sick, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

Additional direction for people who are at higher risk. For those who are older and/or have a serious medical condition, it is increasingly important to take the following actions from the CDC to reduce the likelihood of getting sick:

  • Stock up on supplies
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The Centers for Disease Control maintains updated information on COVID-19, as well as safety information for the public and healthcare professionals.

The New York Department of Health provides updates on the state’s response to the spread of the disease, as well as frequently asked questions available here.

The State Department provides a list of travel advisories for those who are planning to fly outside of the United States.

The World Health Organization provides clarity on some of the myths circulating about coronavirus.

The National Association of Attorneys General provides helpful information on how consumers can avoid coronavirus-related scams like price-gouging.

The U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs provides information for Veterans. Additionally, use the VA’s facility locator tool to find your local VA medical facility’s operating status.

A NOTE FROM THE CAMPAIGN

As we all continue to weather this storm together, protecting the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and larger community is our number one priority. We have postponed all of our public events and substituted with teleconferencing when possible.

If you have any questions or need to get in touch with our team, please call 315-280-8196 or email us at info@brindisiforcongress.com. We will get through this together!