These sites will provide the most updated information from both the state and county health departments as well as the results of testing if a local case is reported.
You must pay attention to your health and safety as well as for your immediate family members. It is important to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. If you start showing signs or symptoms of the virus, follow the steps outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that can be found at this website.
They advise that you remain home-except when you go to your local doctor or hospital. If you are mildly ill with COVID-19, you should self-isolate at home. Further limit your exposure by avoiding riding in a taxi, uber or lift service if possible.
A set of guidelines have been released by the World Health Organization outlining how to protect yourself from exposure and possibly contracting the Coronavirus. If you must travel, they have also included some tips on how to keep yourself safe.
Taking Care of Yourself is Critical in the Wake of the Coronavirus!
-Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for 30 seconds
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
-Cough or sneeze into your elbow
-Practice social distancing (staying away from people and crowds) whenever possible
-Take care of your pets by having a month’s supply of pet food on hand
-Fill your prescription medications online, if possible, and have them shipped directly to your home
-Make sure you have the essentials, (but please don’t hoard), such as water, food, soap, hand sanitizer, a cell phone, cell phone charger, computer charger, sanitary products and cleaning products
-Keep hand sanitizers or sanitizing wipes near your doors as doorknobs are filled with germs
-Ask guests to wash their hands before coming inside your home
-Work from home if possible.
-Keep baby wipes and/or sanitizer in your car
-Wipe down your cell phone with a disinfectant that contains at least 70% isopropyl alcohol.
Help Make Your Home and Surrounding Neighbors’ Homes a Safe Haven
The elderly and those with compromised immune systems have and will continue to be severely impacted by the Coronavirus. According to multiple published reports, there have been no reports of deaths among younger folks or children, thus far. If you’re a healthy young person, you might want to consider helping your elderly neighbors. Check-in on them to make sure they’re safe or to see if they need any essential items, like groceries. If they go shopping, perhaps you can bring in their groceries from the car or help them carry their groceries into the homes.
OBX Housing is Practicing Social Distancing with a Completely Digital Experience
If you are an OBX Housing Resident, you already have access to your Tenant Portal which allows you to pay rent online and create maintenance and service requests from the comfort and safety of your own home.