As of March 23, 2020, the San Joaquin County Public Health reported 51 cases of confirmed COVID-19 cases with 2 deaths. Social Distancing will certain become one of the most search terms online. There are a lot of questions and the Caravan News will continue to bring you updated information. Together we need to continue to “Prepare not Panic” as Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs has said. Take time to relieve stress and know that we will get through this together.
Don’t forget that there is an increase of needy families needing families visiting the Stockton Emergency Food Bank. If you can donate food or especially make a monetary donation, it would be helpful. The Food Bank has special discounts with manufactures and retailers. Therefore, your money makes a larger impact. Please visit www.stocktonfoodbank.org or call (209)464-7369 ext. 1010.
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Here’s an important topic that many have asked about.
Sick at home with COVID-19: How to care for your loved ones infected with coronavirus?
Many don’t require hospitalization but are instructed to stay home.
The following has been provided by USAToday.com.
The wide-spread virus has a high person-to-person transmission rate and is beginning to seriously affect younger adults, not just older generations.
According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that tracked the first 2,500 cases in the U.S., nearly 40% of COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized were between the ages of 20 and 54.
Those who are infected and don’t require hospitalization are instructed to stay home, but that still leaves families and roommates vulnerable.
So, what can one do to keep loved ones safe while recovering at home from COVID-19? And what can caregivers do to stay healthy? Read entire article.