Coping with the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
by New Directions Counseling Services, LLC
Our response to this unprecedented time is to provide telehealth and tele-psychiatry sessions for New and existing clients. It is available for nutrition, counseling and psychiatric needs.
What you can do.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- When soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer to disinfect your hands.
- Cover your face with a tissue, your sleeve or your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose and mouth) as much as possible.
- Regularly disinfect surfaces that you frequently touch.
- Stay home and avoid contact with others as much possible if you are feeling ill.
- **Notify our office immediately if you have recently traveled to a part of the United States or to a foreign country in which there has been a known outbreak of COVID-19, or if you have recently had contact with someone that has engaged in this type of travel**
Boost Your Immune System!
- Stay hydrated – drink 8-10 glasses of water per day.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Use relaxation strategies to keep your stress level in check.
- Maintain a healthy, well balanced diet that includes lots of green foods and yellow foods such as broccoli, spinach, garlic and ginger.
- Consider supplementing your diet with key vitamins including Vitamin C, the B vitamins and Vitamin D3 (consult with your physician or a nutritionist for guidance).
- READ MORE ON IMMUNE SYSTEMS and NUTRITION
Top Ten Foods for Boosting Immune System
Updates on Coronavirus:
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What is the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and what are the symptoms?
- Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that include the virus for the common cold. COVID-19 is a novel or new Coronavirus not previously identified.
- Fever, dry cough, and trouble breathing are the common symptoms of COVID-19. It mainly causes respiratory illness.
- Those who have the virus may have no obvious symptoms or symptoms ranging from mild to severe. In some cases, the virus can cause pneumonia and potentially be life-threatening.
- Symptoms may appear as early as one day after exposure but may take as long as 14 days to occur with 5 days being most common.
- People over age 70 and those with significant medical problems, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease, are particularly susceptible to experiencing more severe symptoms of COVID-19.