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How is the COVID-19 transmitted Part One

The content below is from Special Training - part of Adwa in-service training. We are sharing it with everyone in the hope that everyone will get to know more about COVID-19 and how to prevent from contacting it.'

This training is generalized based on materials related to COVID-19 by CDC, mainly focused on how COVID-19 is transmitted. There are two parts of this training:

Part One:
How is the COVID-19 transmitted
Part Two:
Other Ways COVID-19 is transmitted

 COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person to person, including between people who are physically near each other (within about 6 feet). People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others. Cases of reinfection with COVID-19 have been reported but are rare. We are still learning about how the virus spreads and the severity of illness it causes.

COVID-19 spreads very easily from person to person

How easily a virus spreads from person to person can vary. The virus that causes COVID-19 appears to spread more efficiently than influenza but not as efficiently as measles, which is among the most contagious viruses known to affect people.

COVID-19 most commonly spreads during close contact

People who are physically near (within 6 feet) a person with COVID-19 or have direct contact with that person are at greatest risk of infection.

When people with COVID-19 cough, sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe they produce respiratory droplets. These droplets can range in size from larger droplets (some of which are visible) to smaller droplets. Small droplets can also form particles when they dry very quickly in the airstream.

Infections occur mainly through exposure to respiratory droplets when a person is in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Respiratory droplets cause infection when they are inhaled or deposited on mucous membranes, such as those that line the inside of the nose and mouth.

As the respiratory droplets travel further from the person with COVID-19, the concentration of these droplets decreases. Larger droplets fall out of the air due to gravity. Smaller droplets and particles spread apart in the air.

With passing time, the amount of infectious virus in respiratory droplets also decreases.

During the pandemic, please get to know more related information, protect yourself and family. Adwa Home Care care about your wellbeing.

Fighting COVID-19: An Express Letter
Dear Adwa Participants,

As you may have heard about the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak in USA. Your health is our major concern. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging older resident and who with severe chronic conditions to “stay at Home as much as possible”. According to the CDC, early data suggests senior citizens are twice as likely to have serious illness from the novel coronavirus.

We appreciate the hard work of our direct caregivers (who takes care of relative) and internal team as well as our Home Health Aide (HHA) who worked efficiently in order to accomplish their tasks, especially in these days the situation is uncertain. They come and go using public transportation to offer service to our participants. Although, we made emergency protection of the announcement for our staffs, but it’s still not enough. As need a backup plan, we hope you as a participant or your relatives can give us a hand and advice to protect you and your HHA. What if the HHA voluntary quits his/her job temporary because the virus outbreak and what if the Senior Apartment Building is isolated because of the COVID-19? Do you have any plans or family relatives can take care of you temporary?

If you have, please contact our office at 215-592-8848 / 215-309-2462
or send a text message to 267-310-1280 / 267-214-2858
or email to adwahomecare@adwahomecare.com 

Local Health Officials continue to urge residents to practice preventive steps such as:
. Frequent hand-washing with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
. Avoiding close contact (keep distancing at least 6 feet) with people who are sick.
. Avoiding touching one’s eyes, nose or mouth
. Staying home when you sick.
. Covering one’s coughs or sneezes with a tissue and put it into trash.
. Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces with household cleaning sprays or wipes.

Again, we thank you for your partnership and support as we work together to minimize the disruption and a lot of challenges associated with this matter. The well beings of our participants, family members, workers, and staffs is our most important consideration.

Very truly yours,

Adwa Home Care, Inc.