Q: How can I protect my unvaccinated child and my family member with a weakened immune system?

2021-08-10T07:20:17-04:00August 10th, 2021|

People who have a medical condition or taking medications that weaken their immune system many not be protected even if vaccinated and should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people. The CDC states that those with weakened immune systems or living in households where someone is unvaccinated or at higher risk for

Q: Can I contract the virus by touching mail?

2020-09-02T10:59:15-04:00September 2nd, 2020|

A: Although the virus can survive for short periods of time on some surfaces, health experts consider it unlikely that the virus spreads through mail or packaging products. While it might be possible to get COVID-19 if you touch packaging or other materials contaminated with the virus, then touch your mouth, nose, or eyes, that

Q: Am I at risk of getting COVID-19 from food?

2020-09-02T10:58:19-04:00September 1st, 2020|

A: Coronaviruses are thought to spread from person to person by respiratory droplets. COVID-19 is a new disease, and we are still learning about how it spreads. There is no evidence that suggests COVID-19 is transmitted through food. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before eating as part

Q: How will using nebulizers, inhalers or oxygen therapy impact COVID-19 transmission?

2020-09-02T16:41:56-04:00September 1st, 2020|

A: Person-to-person transmission is thought to be the main way the way the COVID-19 virus spreads. While it’s unknown whether aerosols from some procedures, such as high flow oxygen delivery and nebulizer administration, spread infection, devices used at home aren’t thought of as great a concern. Continue to use your prescribed oxygen therapy or nebulizer

Q: What type of mask or face covering should I wear?

2021-08-10T10:04:20-04:00September 1st, 2020|

A: A mask should fit snugly against your face and fully cover your nose and mouth.  Gaps in your mask can let in air and respiratory droplets can leak in and out around the edges of the mask. A mask with layers will prevent more respiratory droplets from getting in and out of your mask.

Q: Should I wear a mask?

2021-08-10T07:15:49-04:00September 1st, 2020|

A: If you are two years or older and unvaccinated, the CDC recommends you wear a mask in public indoor settings and around people who don’t live with you. If you are fully vaccinated, the CDC recommends you wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission (to maximize protection from being

Q: Are people with PH at greater risk for COVID-19 virus infection?

2020-09-01T12:20:13-04:00September 1st, 2020|

A: According to the CDC, there is no evidence to suggest that people with underlying health conditions are at higher risk of becoming infected with the COVID-19 virus. However, there is evidence that people with underlying health conditions, including all types of heart and lung diseases, have a higher risk of developing serious illness from the COVID-19 virus if