Don’t believe everything you read online. Watch our PSA to understand the facts and keep yourself healthy.
A Latina woman in glasses and a black shirt signs in front of a dark yellow striped background.
Person: “With many sources of information online about Coronavirus, it’s important to filter through them to get the facts. Coronaviruses are a large family of different viruses, including one we all know: the cold. But we are facing a never-before-seen version, known as COVID-19, COV for short. The symptoms include a fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing. (graphics of a therometer, a person coughing, a person breathing appear abovehead) It spreads the same way as the cold or the flu, through the respiratory system.
For example: coughing or sneezing into the air, interacting with a sick person, or touching things and not washing your hands before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Do not assume that someone with Asian descent has Coronavirus. This is the time to focus on facts, not fear. Coronavirus can impact all of us, and does not target any specific groups of people.
How can you protect yourself?
If you are sick, try to stay home. (graphic of person in bed)
Wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds. (graphic of washing hands)
When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, not your hands. (graphic of person using tissue)
Avoid touching your eyes/nose/mouth. If you must, wash your hands first.
Limit contact with people who are sick. You can fist or elbow bump instead of shaking hands. (graphic of two people touching each other)
You don’t need to avoid airplanes, trains, buses. Just keep some space between yourself and other people.
Clean surfaces you touch often, like your desk, your phone, doorknobs. (graphic of a bucket of cleaning supplies)
China, the United States, and the World Health Organization are all watching this virus closely and taking actions to stop the outbreak. There is no cure for the virus yet. Most people who get COV survive, but the elderly and those with weak immune systems are more at risk and need to be extra careful.
For more information, check these online sources:”
(California Department of Public Health logo. “www.cdph.ca.gov”
County of Los Angeles Public Health logo “publichealth.lacounty.gov”
World Health Organization logo “www.who.int”)