NEIGHBOR CARE BULLETIN
We are sad to announce that on March 29, a Charbonneau resident passed away at Meridian Park Hospital from COVID-19. This person was admitted to the hospital on March 21.
This is not the same person who we reported had tested positive for COVID-19 in our announcement on 3.31.20. Please Stay Home and Stay Healthy.
Face Masks Information
The CDC now recommends the following:
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others:
- You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
- Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
- Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
- Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering
Cloth face coverings should—
- fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- be secured with ties or ear loops
- include multiple layers of fabric
- allow for breathing without restriction
- be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
REMINDER: Many emergency preparedness kits have face masks included in their supplies
and some have bandannas. Check your kits, this is a great time to make sure the contents are
up to date!
We were notified that a resident of Charbonneau has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Thankfully, the resident is hospitalized and is recovering.
Given our pro-active measures in closing our clubhouse and other facilities – the risk to our community has been reduced.
That being said, we urge all of our residents to maintain social distancing and stay home as much as possible. This will slow the spread of the virus and prevent an influx of patients from overwhelming the health care system. It is especially important for people who appear healthy to follow these measures since they could carry the virus to our vulnerable population.
If you experience symptoms of the virus, be sure to contact your health care provider.
Do Your Part
We all have a role to play in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and here are the simple, concrete steps every Oregonian can take to help:
- social distancing
- good hygiene
- responsible shopping
- protecting your mental health
What should you do if you develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath:
Call your local health department or healthcare provider. They will help you decide if you need an appointment. If so, they can help you plan a way to enter a clinic in a way that avoids potentially infecting others.
If you need urgent medical attention, call 9-1-1. Tell the operator if you have recently been in an affected area or if you had recent contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19.
Tips for staying safe when someone in your home is sick
We know that when you live with someone who is sick, your immediate concerns about COVID-19 double: You worry that you may get the virus, but you also worry about family members or roommates. Here are some tips on how you can look after someone who may be exhibiting symptoms while also keeping yourself safe:
The following video was produced for the state of Oregon/Oregon Health Authority:
Source: CCC Update COVID-19. 4.1.20