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Do Your Part to Flatten the Curve Video Transcript

I am Karen Tomlinson. I am the director of Student Health Services on the Gainesville and Dahlonega campus.

There has been so much information as regarding the new coronavirus and COVID-19. This information is overwhelming and ever-changing daily as well as hourly.

Keep in mind that this new coronavirus has done what these microorganisms have done in the past. It has learned to move from using animals to using human as its hosts. A host being a place where it can live, replicate, and spread to others.

Now what can we do to help stop this virus? Put simply, we need to do everything we can to not become its host.

The CDC recommends several steps:

  • Washing your hands or using hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face and eyes.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes.
  • Stay away from others who are ill.
  • And stay home if you are sick, except to seek medical attention.

However, most importantly, we must practice social distancing avoiding crowds over 10 people and staying home unless going out is absolutely essential.

I understand that this is easier said than done. We all want our lives back to normal. We have to keep in mind that this is a temporary situation, but it is also a serious situation. Most of us will be affected in some way from this virus. We all have to do our part taking steps to protect ourselves. Because by protecting ourselves, we also protect our family, our friends, our loved ones, and people that we have not even met.

Trust me when I say that those working on the front lines in healthcare will be most thankful if we can do anything in our power to prevent another person from becoming a patient.

In this, I want you to realize that you are not alone. Our student health clinics are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can call 706-864-1948 or 867-696-2676.

With all of us doing our part, we can make it through this together.

View the Do Your Part to Flatten the Curve video.

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