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What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

Yavapai County Arizona

Sedona AZIt’s time to be vigilant, take precautions, and prepare.

Yavapai County Community Health Services Director Leslie Horton said, “Yavapai County has a history of collaborating with the local partner agencies, including all cities and towns, to protect the residents that call Yavapai County home. We are working together and reviewing plans and practiced responses that have been in place for years to make sure everyone is prepared for situations like the one we find ourselves in now with the worldwide spread of Coronavirus (Covid19).”

With the recent case of COVID-19 in California with no contact with anyone from Wuhan China, the CDC has warned the public to be vigilant in healthy precautions and to prepare for potential cases: Visit this link for an easy to follow checklist and share it with others.

The one Arizona patient is now out of isolation and is no longer infected by the virus. People who have come in close contact with the man haven’t shown any signs of the illness known as COVID-19, Maricopa County Public Health reported. Most of them have passed the 14-day monitoring period without displaying any symptoms. Six of the 15 confirmed cases in the U.S. have recovered.

What is the virus and how is it different from the flu?

The only thing it has in common with the flu is that they are both respiratory viruses. COVID-19 has more in common with the common cold. While we mostly hear about rhinoviruses, there are several strains of coronavirus common in the U.S. that cause nothing worse than a cold.

Older adults usually develop worse symptoms than younger and are more likely to develop complications. Like flu, it generally hits hardest among seniors, people with chronic diseases like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, and those with weakened immune systems like people undergoing cancer treatment.

There’s no vaccine for coronavirus, but seniors should get vaccinated for diseases like pneumococcus and Hib. Getting those two vaccinations will help in limiting complications. Talk to your health provider if those vaccines are right for you.

Men are more likely to be hit harder with COVID than women. This is partly because women have a better immune system, but also because men often delay medical care until symptoms are severe. Coronavirus or not, if you have a fever above 100, a cough, and/or sore throat, see your doctor.

For more FAQs about COVID-19 visit this link.

The best you can do to keep yourself from being infected?  It happens to be the same steps you take to keep yourself from getting colds and flu:

*Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
*Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
*Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
*Stay home when you are sick.
*Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
*Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Here are some preparation tips from Ready.gov:

*Store a two-week supply of water and food.
*Periodically check your regular prescription drugs to ensure a continuous supply in your home.
*Have any nonprescription drugs and other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes, and vitamins.
*Get copies and maintain electronic versions of health records from doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and other sources and store them, for personal reference. Get help accessing electronic health records.
*Talk with family members and loved ones about how they would be cared for if they got sick, or what will be needed to care for them in your home.

Health officials emphasize that those who haven’t gotten the vaccine yet should do so, even though we’ve likely reached the midpoint of flu season. The vaccine takes two weeks to provide full protection, but cannot only ward off the illness, it can reduce how bad your flu is if you catch it and reduce the chance you’ll be hospitalized.

Yavapai County Community Health Services is in continuous communications with Arizona Department of Health Services on the COVID-19 monitoring and situation and will keep the public

YCCHS still has plenty of flu vaccine and ask your doctor if you should get any others – just call 928-771-3122 to make an appointment at one of our locations in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood and Chino Valley.

The latest CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Update provides updated guidance on evaluating and testing persons under investigation (PUIs) for COVID-19. It supersedes previous guidance: See https://bit.ly/2I3ZNbJ


  1. Novine Esposito says:

    No connector road to 89A needed or wanted.

  2. COVID 19 Vaccine Effectiveness Plunges says:

    This week scientific studies begin to provide statistical data with results of more CDC studies expected soon; COVID-19 Vaccines lose effectiveness and social distancing and masking may have little impact on spread. Finally the true science is being told and global politics getting shelved. Political goals and science goals are incompatible.

  3. Teddy Levinson Ko, Seattle area says:

    Dr. Fauci is up to his eyeballs in trouble and what a genuine loss of respect for this shyster as revelations of his collusion with social media, Wuhan research, and too many other social media and vaccine reasons to count. He’s being proven a liar and knew from the beginning what he and other researchers had done that was wrong and tried to hide it. Maybe jail time or house arrest and loss of income and ability to move about freely like he caused for us at home and globally should be his fate? What a scam we fell for again.

  4. @ Teddy Levinson Ko, Seattle area says:

    “What a scam we fell for again.”

    We? From the start, I never fell for any of it. Never wore a mask once. Never took the clot shot.

    Know ye this well:

    “The state lies in all the tongues of good and evil, and whatever it says is lies, and whatever it has, it has stolen, everything it is, is false, it bites with stolen teeth, and it bites often, it is false down to its bowels.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Also Sprach Zarathustra [1896]

  5. EG says:

    Measles vaccine appears to impact autism rates. Research it don’t just go with the pediatrician or doctor flow. Like COVID we may be getting government hand in hand with pharmaceuticals and I’m inclined now to not trust CDC and FDA like prior to pandemic but receptive to medical fact.

  6. Jayden Wang says:

    UPenn medical school professor says new ‘anti-racism’ policies are ‘lowering standards and corrupting medicine’ because they focus on ‘skin color’ and not the ‘best and brightest’ and new study on deaths from coronavirus vaccines show shocking and unexpected reports when autopsies performed and information collated. More time is needed before vaccines further administered and children and young people should not be vaccinated until full impact is understood.

  7. Nancy, Sedona says:

    Americans Injured by the COVID-19 Vaccine Have to Prove Causation to Receive Compensation
    Establishment of a vaccine injury table would eliminate that burden
    By Meiling Lee
    October 6, 2022 Updated: October 6, 2022 is a new article on underreported vaccine injuries.

  8. LJ says:

    my cents worth- my 5 adult children and spouses refused vaccinations wearing masks when circumstances demanded; 4 in medical fields and 1 works global independent businessman flying weekly coach classes domestically internationally and 4 served in medical facilities including Covid ER unit. Not one needed medical attention. They refused administering 3 children jabs. Mom and me jabbed with booster believing 65:71 risk ages suffering mild medium covid twice (1 stay at home spouse caught mild covid in New York)

  9. Sedona Sylvia + Flagstaff Matt says:

    If this country votes for a Democrat with the past two years of losing jobs, soaring food and gas prices, outrageous house and rent costs, soaring electric and water bills, no food or water in grocery stores, no baby formula, no fruit and vegetables in markets, soaring prices of cars and forcing us to buy electric cars when they cost twice as much as new cars, gas prices have doubled idiots! If you can’t see that our lives are worse off with Biden Harris Pelosi Schumer and old crone Governor stooge in Wisconsin and Minnesota and ridiculous black Georgia racists Warnock and Abrams and Maryland and New York and druggie alky not smart white boy disgustingly theatrically showed up at Uvalde Texas shouting at the grieving parents for not doing right by those sons and daughters they lost stealing TV time from the dead babies to run for office?

    OMG what is wrong with you voters. Your kids will live in your basements forever or in a gulag camps democrats have built called public schools. Get rid of the city cou ail and mayor and let us breathe again in Sedona. Get rid of Biden Harris Pelosi Schumer and let us not live in fear of who becomes President any day now. We need new blood like Iraq veteran DeSantis from Florida or the new Republicans from New Mexico and Utah.

    We need Americans who love being Americans running our country. No more lockdowns and no more lies from CDC and FDA and FBI which hid the truth about Biden family, Clinton family and Cuomo family. Those stealing crooks make Donald Trump ego look like a Boy Scout because he did a damn good job with everybody trying to sabotage him. That miracle of telling the powers in DC a that the people came first we need again! We need our gas pipeline back on because we can’t defend against Russia and China with flower power boats cars planes.

  10. Laughing Last says:

    NYC ordered to reinstate unvaccinated workers and give back pay after court rules.
    Vote Republican because they believed everyone regardless of race, creed, gender had free choice. Democrats proved themselves power hungry kings and queens and its forcing you to give in to their control and failure to know science.
    Goodbye Democrats. You destroyed America in two years, stocks plummeted again today, banks are on shaky ground, inflation is above 13% and climbing, Biden has brought us to the brink of war again.

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