I think I am in the HIGH RISK group. What should I do?

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has detailed information on their website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html 

Here are a few items from that website:

  • Take everyday preventive actions
    • Clean your hands often
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
    • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
    • Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
    • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
    • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)
    • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.
    • Avoid all non-essential travel including plane trips, and especially avoid embarking on cruise ships.

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1. How is the City of Pembroke Pines assisting residents? (Letter from the Mayor)
2. What information do I need to know to remain safe?
3. How many cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the Florida Department of Health?
4. What are the symptoms?
5. How are educational institutions responding?
6. I think I am in the HIGH RISK group. What should I do?
7. Should I be concerned about my pets getting the virus?
8. How can I report price gouging?
9. What is the status of COVID19?
10. What is a State of Emergency?
11. Has there been a Declaration of Emergency?