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🦠 COVID 19 or 🤧 Cold or Flu? 🤷🏽‍♀️ They are all viruses 🦠 but all different.

There is a ↔️ cross over on symptoms and it can be hard to tell the 🤔difference between these 3 viruses particularly between COVID-19 🦠 and Influenza.

People may experience mild to severe symptoms and a variety of symptoms and not everyone will experience the same symptoms.

As a reminder Antibiotics 💊 do not 🚫 work for 🦠 viruses.
(the information in this video was done on March 20th, information may change as time progresses)
As of March 22nd, 2020
If you need to seek medical attention, please always 📞 📲 call ahead before you go in if you suspect a 🤒 risk for 🦠COVID-19 (NEW CORONAVIRUS).
If you need to seek care and you suspect COVID-19 🦠 when you 📲 call ahead, please advise of your risk factors such as travel history or have been in potential or known contact with someone with COVID-19 🦠:
– 📲811
– 📲 call ahead before going into a clinic or hospital 🏥
– 911 for 🚨 emergencies only 🚑and advise of your risk factors

If you DO NOT 🚫 need to seek ✜ 🏥care and have a general question ❓
First, go to the Government of NB dedicated coronavirus website
(they now even have a COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool on their website)

If you DO NOT 🚫 need to seek ✜ 🏥 care and are suspecting 🦠COVID-19 and have questions concerning your health or self-isolation/isolation first go to GNB coronavirus website, if your questions are not answered please call 📞 📲:
– 📲811
AAs of March 22nd, 2020 – COVID-19 🦠it is currently thought to be spread mostly through close contact 👨‍👩‍👧.
➡️It is currently thought to mostly spread through direct contact with 👄👃🏼👁😌 with secretions or droplets 💦from a cough or sneeze 🤧
➡️or a by touching a contaminated surface 🛒and then by touching you’re 👄👃🏼👁😌(without 🧼 washing your hands before touching your face)
➡️Highlighting the importance of proper 🧼 handwashing for at least 20 seconds 🕢 alternatively with a hand sanitizer
➡️Keep at least 6 feet apart for social/physical distancing🧍🏻‍♂️↔ 🧍🏽‍♀️ as per the CDC when well

(we are still learning how it spreads: this information may change with time)

(this information is intended for the general population)

(again this information may change as time evolves, check the GNB of Canada /Coronavirus website for updates)

(👩🏽‍⚕️healthcare providers get their specific instructions for precautions from their health facility and public health and these precautions change by their level of risk of exposure)
As of March 26th, 2020:
Social/physical 🧍🏻‍♂️↔ 🧍🏽‍♀️distancing when well 😊is important in reducing the spread and reducing the number of cases of COVID-19 🦠 so our 🏥healthcare system does not become overwhelmed and can be there to save the 😷very sick when they need the care.
– 🧼 wash your hands well and frequently for at least 20 seconds 🕢 alternatively with a hand sanitizer
– 🏠 Isolate when 🤧 sick and well enough to stay 🏠 home and you 🚫 do not need to seek care 🏥(📲811 if you have been in known or suspected or known contact with COVID-19 🦠 and have symptom(s) or concerns)
– cover your 🤧 cough or sneeze, dispose of your tissue and 🧼 wash your hands with warm soapy water or alternatively with hand sanitizer every time
– disinfect contaminated surfaces
– avoid people that are sick 🤧
– avoid social gatherings when well and when sick 🤧
First, go to the GNB website on COVID-19 for general information before calling 📲811 as we need to keep the line clear for those who truly need it.
March 26th 2020
🦠COVID-19: New Brunswickers can get their answers on non-health related questions, including ones on compliance with the state of emergency at: 1-844-462-8387 ( seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or by email at Concerns about workplace safety should continue to be directed to WorkSafeNB.



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