The simplest way to distinguish Coronavirus from a Common Cold is that the COVID-19 infection does not cause a cold nose or cough with cold, but it does create a dry and rough cough.
The virus is typically first installed in the throat causing inflammation and a feeling of dryness. This symptom can last between 3 and 4 days.
The virus typically then travels through the moisture present in the airways, goes down to the trachea and installs in the lungs, causing pneumonia that lasts about 5 or 6 days.
Pneumonia manifests with a high fever and difficulty breathing. The Common Cold is not accompanied, but there may be a choking sensation. In this case, the doctor should be called immediately.
Experts suggest doing this simple verification every morning: Breathe in deeply and hold your breath for 10 seconds. If this can be done without coughing, without difficulty, this shows that there is no fibrosis in the lungs, indicating the absence of infection. It is recommended to do this control every morning to help detect infection.
The virus hates heat and dies if it is exposed to temperatures greater than 80°F (27°C). Therefore hot drinks such as infusions, broths or simply hot water should be consumed abundantly during the day. These hot liquids kill the virus and are easy to ingest.
Avoid drinking ice water or drinks with ice cubes.
Ensure that your mouth and throat are always wet, never DRY. You should drink a sip of water at least every 15 minutes. WHY? Even when the virus enters water or other liquids through the mouth, it will get flushed through the oesophagus directly into the stomach where gastric acids destroy the virus. If there is not enough water, the virus can pass into the trachea and from there to the lungs, where it is very dangerous.
For those who can, sunbathe. The Sun's UV rays kill the virus and the vitamin D is good for you.
The Coronavirus has a large size (diameter of 400-500 nanometers) so face masks can stop it, no special face masks are needed in daily life.
If an infected person sneezes nearby, stay 10 feet (3.3 meters) away to allow the virus fall to the ground and prevent it from falling on you.
When the virus is on hard surfaces, it survives about 12 hours, therefore when hard surfaces such as doors, appliances, railings, etc. are touched, hands should be washed thoroughly and/or disinfected with alcoholic gel The virus can live nested in clothes and tissues between 6 and 12 hours. Common detergents can kill it. Things that cannot be washed should be exposed to the Sun and the virus will die.
The transmission of the virus usually occurs by direct infection, touching fabrics, tissues or materials on which the virus is present.
Washing your hands is essential.
The virus survives on our hands for only about 10 minutes. In that time many things can happen, rubbing the eyes, touching the nose or lips. This allows the virus to enter your throat. Therefore, for your good and the good of all, wash your hands very often and disinfect them.
You can gargle with disinfectant solutions (i.e. Listerine or Hydrogen Peroxide) that eliminate or minimize the amount of virus that can enter the throat. Doing so removes the virus before it goes down to the trachea and then to the lungs.
Disinfect things touched often: mobile phone, keyboard, mouse, car steering wheel, door handles, etc ....
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he is signing the "New York State on PAUSE" executive order, a 10-point policy to assure uniform safety for everyone. It includes a new directive that all non-essential businesses statewide must close in-office personnel functions effective at 8PM on Sunday, March 22, and temporarily bans all non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason.
Governor Cuomo also announced "Matilda's Law" - named for the Governor's mother - to protect New York's most vulnerable populations, including individuals age 70 and older, those with compromised immune systems and those with underlying illnesses. The measure requires this group of New Yorkers to stay home and limit home visitation to immediate family members or close friends in need of emergency assistance. If it is necessary to visit such individuals, the visitor should get prescreened by taking temperature and seeing if person is exhibiting other flu-like symptoms. Both individuals should wear a mask for the duration of the visit.
The Governor's 10-point NYS on PAUSE plan is as follows:
"Matilda's Law" includes the following rules for vulnerable populations:
Farmingville, NY - In an effort to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the following steps have been taken by the Town of Brookhaven:
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC – All Town of Brookhaven Playgrounds and Playground equipment are closed to the public until further notice. Town of Brookhaven Parks remain open to the public for passive activities only. Residents in the parks should strictly adhere to the Social Distancing recommendations issued by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services.
To keep informed on Novel Coronavirus news and information, please follow the Town of Brookhaven on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @BrookhavenTown, visit our Coronavirus Web page or call 631-451-TOWN (8696).
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In response to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, Altice USA has taken several steps to ensure that Americans within the communities we serve have reliable access to high-speed broadband connectivity to keep them connected to the people, information, and resources they rely on.
Altice USA is committed to helping schools and students stay connected during this unprecedented time. For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not currently have home internet access, we are offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint.
Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, eligible households interested in this solution can call:
In addition, Altice USA is proud to have joined the Keep Americans Connected Pledge recently announced by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. As part of the pledge, Altice USA has committed for the next 60 days to:
Altice USA is also taking various measures to keep our communities safe, healthy and connected; more information can be found at www.alticeusa.com/coronavirus.
“We know that our connectivity services, especially broadband and voice, are essential for fostering learning for students, powering our local businesses, and keeping our communities connected,” said Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei. “Altice USA is proud to do its part in ensuring that customers and businesses in our service areas have reliable access to the connectivity services that are critically important during this rapidly evolving public health situation.”
Legislator Sunderman has announced that the County is currently working on setting up a mobile testing site. This site will be operational by the end of the week. Residents can start making calls for appointments for this testing site by calling 1-888-364-3065. If calling, please identify yourself as a Suffolk County resident and tell them you need an appointment for the coronavirus test.
Please contact Legislator Sunderman's office at 631-852-1300 for more information.
While testing has been limited, the state is actively working to greatly expand our capacity with drive thru testing centers to come online soon. If you have symptoms and would like to be tested, the State has established a hotline where trained health department professionals will screen callers and issue appointments when appropriate. That hotline number is 1-888-364-3064.
Bayport-Blue PointBeginning March 18, Grab-n-Go will be available at the traffic circle at the High School between the hours of 11AM and 1PM.
LongwoodGrab-n-Go will be available at Charles E Walters, Ridge, Coram and West Middle Island Elementary Schools and Longwood Middle School between the hours of 10:30am and 12pm.
Beginning March 18, Grab-n-Go will will be available at Eagle, Canaan and Medford Elementary Schools. Breakfast will be available between 7AM and 9AM, lunch between 11Am and 1PM.
South CountryGrab-n-Go will be available at Bellport High School. Frank P. Long Intermediate, and Verne Critz Elementary School between 10AM and 1PM. Two meals will be included. For those under quarantine or without transportation, call 631-730-1501 to arrange for delivery.
SachemBeginning March 18, Grab-n-Go will be available at Chippewa, Grundy, Hiawatha and Lynwood Elementary Schools between 11AM and 1PM.
FOR ANY FAMILY IN NEED, CALL LONG ISLAND CARES AT 631-882-FOOD TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
SENIORS, ADULTS and FAMILIES IN NEED
Long Island Cares will perform Grab and Go breakfast to children and adults in need (Gus Truck) ;
Saturday, March 21: Wyandanch Community Resource Center, 1585 Straight Path (from 9:30 to approximately 10:30 a.m.)
Saturday, March 21: Mercy Inn, 17 S. 20th Street, Wyandanch (from approximately 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.)
Sunday, March 22: HELP Suffolk, 685 Brookhaven Avenue, Bellport
Sunday, March 29: Mastic Fire Department, 1080 Mastic Road, Mastic
Long Island Cares will provide emergency bags of food to seniors and individuals in need (Support our Seniors Program) Consists of: 9 meals per person, 3 meals per day, for 3 days based on Feeding America guidelines
3/18/20- Avery Village – 2:30 pm -3:30 pm -1100 Village Drive East Patchogue, NY 11772
Long Island Cares will provide emergency food to individuals in need (Mobile Outreach Resource Enterprise) Mobile Outreach Resource Enterprise (M.O.R.E.): Provides emergency food to individuals- They will be provided 3 meals per day for 3 days.
3/25/20 - Middle Country Public Library – 11am-12pm - 101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach, NY 11720
3/25/20 - Comsewogue Public Library - 12:30m-1:30pm - 170 Terryville Rd, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Day Care and Child Care Facilities were not mandated to close as per Governor Cuomo’s order. Many Day Care/Child Care Centers have implemented procedures to protect their staff and children.
If someone is need of Day Care, they can call the Child Care Council of Suffolk Parent Counselors @ 631-462-0303 to find available slots for their children.
At this time, all VFW's in Suffolk County are closed. We are working with the Suffolk County Commander, Dave Rogers, as well as our Suffolk County Office of Veterans Affairs to get information out to our Veterans.
The waiting period for unemployment has been temporarily waived. If an individual loses their job, they should call 1-888-209 and file a claim for Unemployment benefits.
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MESSAGE FROM DR. GIANI, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS - FOOD DISTRIBUTION UPDATE
This message is from Dr. Giani, Superintendent of Schools with an update regarding the distribution of food during the mandated two-week school closure.
The District has made arrangements for distributing food to all families in need beginning tomorrow, March 17th.
Distribution will occur Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the following locations.
· Bellport High School
· Frank P. Long Intermediate School
· Verne Critz Elementary School
Distribution will be “Grab-and-Go” with curb-side pickup to prevent group gatherings. Included in each grab-and-go will be two breakfast and two lunch meals.
When you arrive at the site, simply state how many school-age children in your family, and you will be provided a two-day supply for each student.
This service is being provided for ANY family in need and we encourage all to take advantage of the food availability.
As a reminder, during this time of closure, we encourage our entire learning community to be safe, and practice social distancing.
We will continue to be vigilant in our efforts to help prevent the spread of this illness and to protect the health and safety of our school community.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.