Coronavirus Facts: What You Need to Know If You Have Chronic Illness or Are Immune-Compromised.
While our expert Doctors do not recommend stopping your medication or changing doses, it’s important to stay in contact with your Rheumatologists about any new symptoms or exposure to the virus. The CDC issued new guidelines on March 5, 2020 for people at higher risk of COVID-19 that encourage them to stay home as much as possible. If you do display any signs or symptoms of the virus please contact your primary care doctor or urgent care/emergency room for further guidance. Hand washing (for at least 20 seconds with soap and water) is important when it comes to preventing the spread of germs. The CDC also advises measures like avoiding touching your mouth, nose, and eyes, avoiding people who are coughing and sneezing, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces, and avoiding large crowds.
For more information, please go to https://creakyjoints.org/living-with-arthritis/coronavirus-facts-for-chronic-illness-patients/