Arizona Legion Family Please check on members you know may need closer support

Please look in on your members and other loved ones who may be dealing with high risk health complications. Please pass this along to everyone that you can. Share on your member lists.

Call on folks, especially if you haven’t seen them at the Post recently. There are many things changing right now because of COVID-19 and something might be disrupting regularly scheduled help that our Legion Family members would normally rely upon.

Watch for symptoms and emergency warning signs

  • Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms including, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are developing symptoms, call your doctor.
  • If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. In adults, emergency warning signs*:
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

No panic, just learn more facts from those who are working on this challenge to help protect us.

More information can be found at,

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19

If you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should:

  • Stock up on supplies. (Ed., I don’t know why this translated to toilet paper. The real challenge may be regular medication that you can’t obtain later if you grow ill and need to stay home and run out of prescription medication.)
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible. If you’re sick, please avoid crowds as well.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

Who is at Higher Risk?

Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:

  • Older adults
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lung disease

If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease.

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.

Remember more information can be found at;

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

Thanks,

Angel

Angel Juarez

State Adjutant

Arizona American Legion

(602) 264-7706 Fax (602) 264-0029

"Ora et labora et lege; Deus adest sine mora”. (Pray and work and read, God is there without delay)

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