I know it’s tempting to feel panicked, but don’t give in to hysteria.
Follow the directions, and it will help a great deal and we’ll all get through this together.
You don’t need to get tested. The symptoms of the virus are:
- dry cough accompanied by high fever and people should stay home to recover
Don’t go to the doctor or hospital if you are well, or even if you are sick — there is nothing they can do for you, unless your symptoms worsen — if you have a cough and fever and begin to experience shortness of breath or ragged breathing, then call Telehealth for advice — in that case, the hospital can put you on respirator if required.
Only use Tylenol for fever, not Advil.
More than likely you have not been exposed to the virus, and if you are doing what is asked and keeping you and your family from socializing with others in person, then you will be fine. Until the end of March, socialize online and by phone, only. Only go out to shops to get groceries, and stay six feet away from people in line. Go for walks in the sunshine for vitamin D.
Stay positive. Use humour when you are feeling stressed. Don’t spend endless hours obsessing about the virus.
Make sure you get news from official and credible sources, not social media.
Listen to music, play charades, try to relax and have some fun.
Take good care of yourself.