Updated: Dec 14, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has our community feeling overwhelmed and stressed about their safety, finances, and health. Chronic stress and worry can cause changes in sleep, worsening of chronic health problems, worsening of mental health conditions and even increased use of tobacco and/or other substances.
How you respond to stress during the COVID-19 pandemic can depend on your background, your social support from family or friends, your financial situation, your health and emotional background, the community you live in, and many other factors.
The LA County Department of Public Health has drawn a guide to help remind our community of ways we can help come with emotional distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need additional support, contact your provider at East Valley to be connected with a behavioral health specialist. https://howrightnow.org/resources
Reduce Your Risk of Covid-19 Outside of the Home
Daily choices you and your family make can help keep yourself and others safe and healthy from the COVID-19 virus. The Department of Public Health has issued an easy to follow guide to show how to reduce your risk of COVID-19 outside of your home.
These tips include avoiding the three C’s: confined spaces, crowds and close contact. East Valley also encourages you wash your hands often, wear a cloth face covering, and be willing to change activities to avoid the three C’s. publichealth.lacounty.gov/coronavirus
Preventing the Spread of Respiratory Illness in the Home
With growing COVID-19 cases across the nation, everyone should be taking extra precautions to protect the health and safety of one’s self, family, friends and community. COVID-19 prevention begins in the home and the LA Department of public health has created a guide to remind our community of ways you can prevent respiratory illness in the home.
A few of these recommendations include washing your hands thoroughly and often, reading the labels on cleaning products, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces. For more information, read the LA Health guideline sheet below.
CDC guidance on cleaning and disinfection in households with suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease 2019
Public Health’s guidance on the correct way to wash your hands, (- click on the handwashing menu). http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/