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General COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Essentials: Your At-Home Care Kit

Be prepared. It’s how we must roll these days. And given that many who get COVID-19 will recover at home, it pays to have an emergency at-home care kit ready in advance. Here’s what you should have to nurse the infected and protect the rest of your family or housemates.

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Recognizing the Symptoms of COVID-19

There are many common illnesses that show these symptoms and, while they might slow us down for a few days, we normally dismiss without much thought. But these days, COVID-19 may have us paying a little closer attention to our bodies and how we’re feeling.

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Testing for COVID-19: What You Need to Know

As cases of COVID-19 have rapidly spread across the United States, you have likely asked yourself at one point or another, “Should I get tested?” The uncertainty of not knowing can lead to anxiety and stress. To help provide peace of mind, Memorial Hermann has assembled a COVID-19 testing guide.

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What to Do Once You’ve Been Diagnosed With COVID-19

Finding out that you have tested positive for COVID-19 can be frightening and confusing. You may be wondering what your diagnosis means, how long you will be sick, when you should seek medical treatment and how to keep other people in your household safe.

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How to Properly Take and Monitor Your Temperature

When it comes to COVID-19, it's clear that fever is a hallmark of the infection. But how high, exactly, is too high? How do you properly take your temperature? How often? What about children? The answers to these questions vary based on the person and the circumstance.

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Protect Yourself and Your Family

A Mask Primer: What You Need to Know About Wearing a Mask

Masks can keep you from infecting others with the coronavirus via invisible airborne droplets when you cough, sneeze or breathe. You may be contagious even if you don’t have any symptoms. But face coverings are no substitute for other safety habits: frequent, thorough handwashing, not touching your face, social distancing of at least 6 feet and staying home. Combined, they give the Houston area a chance to curb COVID-19 cases in the months ahead.

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Living With a COVID-19 Patient

If someone in your home has COVID-19, you may have questions about how to keep the rest of the household healthy. Caring for a sick family member while trying to provide support for everyone else can be challenging and overwhelming.

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7 Steps to Take After a Virus Has Hit Your Home

Viruses. No one likes it when they overstay their welcome. In the event that you or someone in your household has been struck with the flu, COVID-19 or another kind of virus, the next major move is to ensure you get rid of the virus once and for all.

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How to Shop Safely During COVID-19

The best thing you can do is stay inside, so make sure you’re going to the store because you need to, not because you’re feeling bored or anxious. If you need to go, first take careful note of what you have at home so you know exactly what you need.

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Quarantine-d Eating

Whether the organic items on your shopping list are unavailable or you’re limiting your grocery store runs, many staple ingredients can be used for healthy meals and last longer than you think. Here’s how to curate a quarantine pantry and refrigerator.

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Healthy at Home

Taking your work from office to home can be an adjustment, especially if you’re sharing the space with a partner or kiddos. Try and use this new working from home reality to create a healthy routine and keep your mental health top of mind.

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How to Wash Your Hands (The Right Way)

You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs. Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community.

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AT-HOME RESOURCES

Make the most of out of your time at home by tuning into our free recipes, at-home workouts and guided meditations.