Although this is a sensitive subject since last year when all the science and medical results were reported some good and some bad. We all can agree that "COVID" has affected either us personally, family, friends, deaths due to the virus and our communities.
My experience with COVID although received the required/ recommended shots did not prevent me from getting this virus, nor did wearing the masks, washing hands, staying away from people (not around a lot of people anyway). It did not prevent me from getting really sick and an attack on my body without the required shots. Yes, I winded up in t
Anyway, enough about what my experience was at that time. Let's talk about resources that are available at this time which are the COVID-19 test kits.
COVID.gov (see link below). They published as of today September 25, 2023 that every household in the U.S can again "place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid test delivered directly to their home".
If you have test at home that you think may have expired the FDA's website as information on expired test and what to do before you throw out those expired tests. Check out this link below for what to do and for information about extended dates on some of the tests.
Order your test today: https://www.covid.gov/tests
Stay healthy, stay prepared and stay safe when it comes to protecting yourself and family from contracting and spreading this virus:
Simple steps to start taking today:
Get vaccinated- (which is your decision), they say that it help your body develop protection from the virus that causes COVID-19. Although vaccinated people sometimes get infected with the virus (as I and many others).
Wear a mask: in public indoor settings if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
Wash your hands frequently- something we should all be doing anyway. However, wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Practice physical distancing-keep distance between yourself and others when you're in indoor public spaces. avoid close contact with anyone who is sick or has symptoms.
Improve ventilation- moving air into, out of or within a room is key to the filtration (trapping particles on a filter to remove them from the air) can help or prevent virus particles from accumulating in indoor air. Increasing air filtration in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, such as by changing filters frequently and using filters that are properly fitted and provide higher filtration can also help.
Spend time outdoors- when possible instead of inside can also help: Viral particles spread between people more readily indoors than outdoors.
Avoid crowds- and indoor places that have poor airflow (ventilation).
Get tested for COVID-19- if you are having symptoms of COVID-19, get tested as soon as possible, also reach out via the link above for the tests. Be prepared.
Follow community guidelines for staying home- if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or are sick.
Stay healthy. Any new insights or feedback about your experience with COVID-19 we would love to hear from you.