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YOU AND THE CORONAVIRUS

Actualizado: 29 de dic de 2020

Essential and accessible information about COVID19 aimed at people with intellectual disabilities in order to facilitate their understanding of this global emergency. Material prepared by the Venezuelan Association for Down syndrome AVESID. One issue that concerns us as entities that work with people with intellectual disabilities is the lack of adequate and accessible information available to them. This circumstance deserves that all members of society are informed of what is happening, how to prevent it and how to act in case of contracting the disease. Not informing is EXCLUDING. Therefore, ensuring the rights of all people, we put this material at hand so that you can print and learn to take care of yourself.


YOU AND CORONAVIRUS


The coronavirus is like the flu or a very strong cold. Also called Covid-19










Can make you sick






Fever










Cough










Sore throat








Difficulty breathing










Some people will only get a little sick, but others will be very sick and will need to go to the hospital.





Coronavirus is in almost all countries now.

Everyday there are more people infected with coronavirus.

 



But there are some things you can do to keep yourself more safe and protected:



Wash your hands several times during the day.

•Count to 20 every time you wash your hands.





Wash your hands before and after eating.















Wash your hands before and after going to the bathroom.









If you cough or sneeze, try to do it by covering your mouth with your elbow.




Wqsh your hands or use hands sanitizer gel after touching things like:




• Carts of purchases.

• Doorknobs or light switches.

• Remote controls you share.

• Keys, Computers, mouses or cellphones.





Stay away from people who cough or sneeze; the virus passes from the air to your body through the nose, mouth and eyes.





Don´t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your hands. If the virus is in your hands, could enter your body.






Ask your teachers to wash their hands frecuently and to keep away from others if they feel sick.






Make sure you have a list of emergency contacts in an easy to reach place.



If you feel very ill or are inmunosuppressed, have diabetes, lung problems or smoke you may be at higher risk or become very sick.



Keep social distancing; it means not being too close to other people. This should be done to prevent people accidentally transmitting the virus.






Your teachers can work with you but through a camera and not in AVESID or your school.







Wear a face mask and a face shield all the time to avoid get infected.










You will be safe and protected if you stay home.








You must not touch anyone, shaking hands or hugging other people is not allowed.



You must stay at least 2 meters away from other people, except those who live in your house. Two meters is almost as long as a large car.


And... If you feel sick



The measures to protect from the COVID-19 are constantly changing. Please, stay informed.







If you have fever or cough and if you are worried stay home and make an appointment with your doctor.





If you feel short of breath go to the hospital as soon as possible.


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