March 9, 2020
Hello! Due to the coronavirus news… if you have cold symptoms (such as sneezing, coughing, possibly fever, fatigue, shortness of breath) do stay home, get rest, drink plenty of water/clear fluids, cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue (then throw in trash). Be sure to call your medical provider if you think you need to be tested.
To protect yourself, stay more than 6 feet away from others who have cold symptoms, refrain from shaking hands and hugging (people other than your family), wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, use sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) when you can’t wash your hands, keep your hands away from you face. Clean and disinfect doorknobs, countertops, and other objects and surfaces that are touched by people. Consider avoiding large crowds that are not necessary, and avoid traveling to an affected area such as: China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, and Italy, etc.
Remember, “…And this too shall pass”. Think about: “What can I control?” and “What can’t I control?” Do what you can to control that which you can control… and accept and let go of that which you can’t control (the best that you’re able).
–Take good care, Terrie
Please Note: TeleHealth/TeleCounseling (video-counseling and sometimes telephone counseling) is available with some insurance policies and ALL self-pay.