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General COVID-19 Information

Your Risk for COVID-19

If you believe you have come into contact with someone in the community who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, here is how you can determine your risk for contracting the virus. The risk of serious illness due to COVID-19 is higher for people who are older and have underlying medical conditions.

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COVID-19 Facts vs Myths: Insight from an Infectious Disease Specialist

How do you know who to trust? Memorial Hermann-affiliated infectious disease specialist Dr. John Butler helps identify the facts and the fiction about COVID-19, based on official information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Officials Now Recommend Masks in Fight Against COVID-19

Federal health officials now recommend people wear a face mask when out in public to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The new guideline follows a previous recommendation, issued in the early days of the outbreak, and comes as officials learn more about the disease and how it spreads.

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Protect Yourself and Your Family

Hand Sanitizer vs. Soap and Water

While hand sanitizer is still effective in killing germs, soap and water are always the best option, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Handwashing for a least 20 seconds will reduce the amount of germs and chemicals of all kinds.

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10 Dirtiest Things You Touch

These days more than ever we’re obsessed with dangerous germs. Yes, they exist elsewhere, but the leading bacteria incubators are within your home. From most to least, here are the top 10 dirtiest things you can touch at home—and how you can reduce germs before walking out the door.

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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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Alternatives to Handshakes

Looking for ways to stop the spread of infection? While washing your hands thoroughly and consistently is absolutely important, one of the easiest things you can do to avoid germ spread is to stop making unnecessary physical contact with other people.

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How to Talk to Grandparents About COVID-19

So, you’ve already chatted with the kids. What about grandparents? As COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., Memorial Hermann is helping to address the questions and concerns on many parents’ minds.

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Social Distancing

What a Stay at Home, Work Safe Order Means and How It Applies to You

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, many counties and states have begun to issue ‘stay-at-home’ or ‘shelter in place’ orders. Harris, Waco, Austin and San Antonio counties are some of the most recent additions to the growing list of areas that are taking this precaution. What does this mean?

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‘Self-Quarantine’: What Does It Mean

Self-Quarantine. It’s one of those terms we’re seeing and hearing constantly during this time of COVID-19. But what does it actually mean—and how do you get it right? For starters, quarantining doesn’t mean you are infected with coronavirus—it means you’re taking smart steps to monitor yourself and protect others.

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(Home)school is in Session

If you’re homeschooling during COVID-19, you’re not alone. Social distancing has become the new normal for families, and you may have questions on how to let ‘kids be kids’ while keeping everyone safe—and sane.

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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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5 Ways to Beat Cabin Fever in Self-Quarantine

Remember, you don’t need to be infected with COVID-19 in order to start social distancing and self-quarantine. However, with all this new time spent indoors, how do you keep yourself occupied and maintain positive mental health? Here are some pointers for how to battle cabin fever while you avoid the risk of COVID-19.

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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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GUIDE TO STOP SPREADING OF GERMS

Learn more about how to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19.

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