In the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are asking Oregonians around the state to share information on how to stay safe and save lives.
Please feel free to download these materials and to share them, unaltered, in any medium for any noncommercial use. They will be updated on the regular basis.
Don’t try remedies suggested on social media. Many are harmful . Scientists are testing potential medications, but nothing is approved yet for COVID-19.
Don't self-medicate by ingesting: Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine (unless you have a prescription), Bleach, Hydrogen peroxide, Excess colloidal silver, Excess vitamin D, Anything purporting to be a COVID-19 medication (there isn’t one). Source: Oregon Poison Center.
Do: Clean hands often, Stay at least 6 feet from others, Stay home except for essential trips (groceries, pharmacy), Cough or sneeze into a tissue or elbow; toss tissue right away.
If we do nothing, many people will get sick at once - overwhelming hospitals, doctors and supplies. But if we stay home, we can slow the spread, so people can have care when they need it.
Young People are getting COVID-19: In the United States, about 1 in 2 infected is under age 55. 1 in 3 is under age 45. 1
COVID-19 can make young people very sick: Nearly 2 in 5 U.S. patients needing hospital care in a recent study were under age 55. 1 in 5 was under 45.2 1 in 2 ICU patients in the Netherlands were under 50.3 More than 1 in 2 ICU patients in France were under 60.4
Young people can infect and endanger someone they love: COVID-19 is highly contagious.5 Older people and those with other conditions are at higher risk of serious illness or death.6 You might be able to spread the coronavirus even if you feel OK.5
If you are experiencing symptoms of mild illness (fever, cough, mild shortness of breath): Stay home. Stay away from others in your home. Keep everyone in your household home. Stay in touch with your doctor. Wear a face mask.
If you are experiencing emergency signs (trouble breathing, chest pain/pressure, new confusion/can’t awaken, bluish lips or face, other severe symptoms): Call 911 or call the Emergency Room so providers can prepare for you.
Do: Stay home as much as possible (kids, too). Stay at least 6 feet away from others any time you are out. Go out only for essentials (groceries, medical care). Exercise outside (hiking, biking) with members of your household only if you can be 6 feet apart. Have video and phone chats. Drop food off to neighbors who can’t go out.
Don't: Gather in groups. Get together with friends (no drinks or dinners). Have play dates for kids. Make unnecessary trips.
What’s Open: Grocery stores, Banks, Credit unions, Pharmacies, Blood banks, Bars, restaurants (takeout, delivery only), Some other stores (stay 6 feet from others), Gas stations.
What’s Closed: Malls, Retail Complexes, Fitness, Yoga and Dance Centers, Barbershops, Hair and Nail Salons, Spas, Cosmetic Stores, Tattoo Parlors, Theaters, Amusement Parks, Arcades, Bowling Alleys, Skating Rinks, Museums, Concerts, Sporting Events, Festivals, Campgrounds, Pools, Skate Parks, Playgrounds.