The escalation of coronavirus is a cause for concern, and at Breathe Pennsylvania we believe that part of our responsibility is to help you find information that keeps you and your family safe. We recommend that you check the CDC website for updates.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through close contact and the transmission of droplets from coughing and sneezing. Therefore it is recommended that you:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your face- especially your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Avoid people that are sick
- Avoid crowds as much as possible. Do not take public transportation if alternate transportation is available. It is particularly important to put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community
If you have underlying heart or lung disease it is critical that you take precautions to protect yourself from the virus. Remember that the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
You should also:
- Cover coughs and sneezes and immediately wash your hands afterward
- Avoid sharing items like glasses, utensils, towels, and bedding
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Make sure you read and follow the disinfection instructions. If you don’t use it properly it will not work
If you are sick call your doctor. For more information on the coronavirus visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html or the Pennsylvania Department of Health at https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx. Be informed and take precautions to stay safe.
Welcome to Breathe Pennsylvania
Breathe Pennsylvania’s mission is to empower western Pennsylvanians to breathe better and live healthier through education and awareness of lung health in our community.
The organization’s vision is to impact respiratory disease through increased program reach by serving as a conduit between consumers, the community, and providers, and by supporting life-changing education and lung health research.
While you’re spending extra time at home it might be a good time to review and check your home oxygen devices to make sure your living areas are safe from potential hazards and to keep them in good working condition. Let’s focus specifically on your oxygen...