Tuesday, March 24, 2020

CoViD-19: Organizing Links & Resource Information

(Originally posted 3.20.2020, but have made some updates and added links for clarification)
I didn't expect to have so many posts this week, but here we are. Italy has just launched their military to enforce lockdown and had their highest death day yet, with 627 deaths. (Source: CNN) New York is now the epicenter of COVID-19 while idiots in Florida are partying for spring break like nothing is going on...it seems the longer other places don't lockdown, the longer we will be, and it sucks. I still (like many) can't find toilet paper. Thought I'd update the lists of sources and information that have been helpful in this time.

Here are the important links to keep up with everything:

World Health Organization (WHO) WHO Myth Busters

CDC - Center for Disease Control
Centers for Disease Control - How it spreads

California Governor's Office 
California Department of Public Health
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
San Diego County Coronavirus Positive Cases (Updates at 4pm daily)
San Diego County COVID-19 Information
San Diego County Park Updates
San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund

City of San Diego Coronavirus Information
Dogs and the New Coronovirus - A Resource for Pet Owners from Rover
Travel Resource from TripAdvisor
NBC San Diego Coronavirus Coverage
Voice of San Diego Coronavirus Coverage
KPBS- Tracking Coronovirus

And if you need a reminder about the obvious (I've added some of my own):
  • Washing hands with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer when washing hands is not possible. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • Following guidance from public health officials.
  • Replace handshakes with smiles and elbow bumps to avoid unnecessary contact.
  • Use gloves or a paper towel when using shared surfaces, like gas pumps
  • Hands off surfaces, railings, handles, doorknobs as much as possible (STOP LETTING YOUR GRUBBY HANDED CHILDREN PLAY ON PLAY STRUCTURES!! Generally, they're not getting infected but they're definitely little carriers!)
  • Use a pen or stylus at ATM, store card/chip readers, credit card machines

(These directives have been updated since this post. The situation is fluid. Always check the latest updates.)

Travel is banned that is "tourism or recreational in nature."

Stay at home directive clarified by NBC San Diego 

"You can go outside and go for a walk. You can take your family unit, who you live with in your home together, and go to an open field or park or play." -Nathan Fletcher

"All Californians must stay at home, but there are exceptions, such as essential activities like getting food, prescriptions and health care, care for a friend or relative, walking the dog and taking outdoor exercise such as walking, running or hiking." - NBC San Diego

US-Mexico Border is closed for non-essential travel starting at 9pm Friday and last for a minimum of 30 days. - Mayor Faulconer (More info: CNNDHS)

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