COVID-19 Resources

Annael Toledano, Staff Writer

As we enter our third month of quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial to know what resources we have at hand. For beginners, in order to reduce the risk of contracting this deadly virus, it is important to listen to health guidelines released from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and city guidelines, and to any health professional. The standard means of prevention include remaining 6ft apart from other people, washing hands thoroughly and often, wearing masks and gloves in public, and disinfecting all items that are to enter the house. By taking these precautions that the WHO and CDC have recommended, one’s chances of contracting this virus can be reduced significantly. 

In addition to ways on how to prevent contracting COVID-19, it is also important to be knowledgeable about how to go about daily living. If able, families should resort to apps like Postmates and UberEats when ordering out. The contactless delivery reduces risk tremendously. Additionally, do some research and see which restaurants near you offer curbside delivery. These are great ways to eat from restaurants of one’s desire, and a way to support local businesses all in a fashion that is low risk. On the same token, InstaCart can be used to deliver groceries. If these are not options that cohere with one’s financial situation as delivery fees are an extra expense, it is still okay to go to grocery stores and restaurants as long as one follows social distancing regulations as mentioned above. 

Additionally, picking up pharmaceutical needs can be an issue as well. It is important to know that CVS is offering free delivery for prescriptions. This is exceptional as it allows the ill, and those with preexisting medical conditions who are at risk to be able to receive their medication without being exposed to the virus. For more information on ways to go about daily life one should call their local pharmacies, restaurants, and any other businesses that one may be in need of.  

In addition to these needs, it is important to know what to do if one is experiencing symptoms of the virus. One should do research on the WHO and CDC websites to be sure that their symptoms align with the virus, and if they do, they should immediately seek care at a facility that is providing. For more information these websites have been listed below. 

Stay safe and be well!