This new coronavirus can affect people of all ages. There are various with coronavirus disease experience mild symptoms and can safely recover at home. However, older adults and people who have other health conditions are at a higher risk of becoming severely ill and experiences complications from the disease. If you belong on the list of high-risk people on becoming seriously ill and your loved one, you might be anxious. Here is a list of high-risk people and advice on how you can lower the chances of being infected.
Lists Of High Risk Of Becoming Seriously Ill From COVID-19
Everyone is at higher risk of being extremely ill from COVID-19 especially if you have health conditions like;
- Heart disease
- Lung conditions
- Weakened immune system
- Liver disease
- Chronic kidney disease
HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONE
If you belong to the high-risk group, the best way to lessen the risk of contracting the coronavirus disease is to avoid contact with people who do not live in your household. Stay at home as much as possible. You must follow all public health recommendations such as sanitizing surfaces, proper hand hygiene, social distancing, and wearing face masks when going out. You can also take care of your immune system and overall health by eating a well-balanced diet, getting regular exercise, getting quality of sleep, and managing stress.
HOW TO SAFELY GET MEDICATIONS, SUPPLIES, AND MEDICATIONS
- Pharmacy Safety Tips
Some local pharmacies offer delivery of prescriptions door to door. Check-in your community if your pharmacies offer delivery. However, you may need to contact your healthcare provider to demand that your medicines are sent to a pharmacy that deals with these options. You must also be sure to have at least a 30-day supply of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications on hand. If you may need to visit a pharmacy to pick-up medications, try to use the drive-thru instead. If you must go inside the store, strictly follow the health guidelines.
- Takeout Safety Tips
As much as possible you use contact-less delivery options. If you are leaving your home to get your takeout, you can use a drive-thru service that is contact-less. If you will be going inside the store, make sure to wear your face mask, and follow social distancing guidelines. As you get home, wash your hands. Transfer the food into bowls and plates and throw the containers. Make sure to wash your hands again before eating.
- Grocery Safety Tips
Lessen your contact with others by using shopping services with contactless delivery options. If delivery is not available, you can use the drive-thru or in-store pick-up services. It is to help you lessen your time spent in the store and the number of people you’ll be in close contact with. If you will be going inside the store, consider shopping during less crowded times. You can stock up supplies for at least a week’s worth and make a shopping list right before heading out to the store. Use hands sanitizer right after leaving the store. After unloading your groceries at home, wash your hands right away.