Helpline: Coronavirus Community, Caregiver Support Group

Coronavirus Risk and Symptoms
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has killed tens of thousands of people across the world. This contagious disease affects different people in different ways. Individuals with a weak or compromised immune system and underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of experiencing severe symptoms and life-threatening risks. Since coronavirus is spread across the world, the best way to prevent getting infected is to stay at home and continuously wash your hands with soap and water. Also, avoid contact with a person having the disease.

If you get symptoms like coughing or sneezing, high temperature, body ache, and shortness of breath, be sure to maintain social distancing and call the paramedics or public health authorities for assistance. It is a good idea to seek online support from groups like ExtendaTouch. You can ask our community members about their experience with coronavirus, the symptoms, and treatment. COVID-19 is a severe infectious disease that can exhaust you mentally, physically, and emotionally. Our members can provide you emotional support until you get treatment.

Coronavirus Helpline
Coronavirus disease primarily spreads through cough droplets. You may contract it when you come in contact with an infected person. It is crucial, therefore, to avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of the infection. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth without washing your hands with soap and water first.

It is challenging to diagnose coronavirus without a test. The disease starts with mild symptoms and progressively becomes severe during the first 14 days of getting infected. If you think you have symptoms of the infection or are at risk of getting infected, ExtendaTouch's coronavirus helpline is here to help you. You can use our hotline to get support from people who relate. Other individuals in our group can provide you helpful information and emotional support.

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Will someone please explain my risk as someone who lives in a rural part of the country? There are so many stories, and my neighbors don't believe we are in any danger.
I haven't left my home since March 5th. I'm confident I don't have Covid-19. Some of my friends are forming safety bubbles within different members of their family to socialize. I'm not sure how to go about making that same decision with individuals I know who have isolated. I would love to hear some opinions.