Staying Safe and Healthy at Home

Whether you are young or old, it's important to take care of your health right now. As COVID-19 spreads through San Antonio, it's vital for people recovering from serious injuries and those with weakened immune systems to protect themselves. While scientists search for answers and doctors throughout the state treat the affected, it's important for everyone to adhere to the policies and practices that can help curb transmission rates. Remember, you have a duty of care to yourself to do what you can to protect your health from the negligence of others.

1. Wash Your Hands. Scrub your hands for 20 seconds with warm soap and water every time you come back into the house.

2. Work From Home. If at all possible, work from home. This will significantly reduce the risk of potential exposure.

3. Minimize Outings. Stay home, stay safe. If you have an autoimmune disorder, are recovering from surgical procedures, are a cancer survivor, or are 60+, have someone else do the grocery shopping and pickups from the pharmacy. Better still, order online as much as possible and have it delivered to your front door.

4. Monitor Your Health. Pay close attention to fevers, digestive problems, and sore throats. However, remember these symptoms are common to a lot of illnesses. Their presence does not mean you are infected with COVID-19; however, if you do have difficulty breathing, seek medical treatment immediately.

5. No Visitors. Imagine your home is an island, and around that island is rough waters that no ship can penetrate. While friends and family may want to visit, for the next couple of weeks, it's best to limit your social calendar to phone calls.

6. Protect Your Mental Health. It's very easy to go "stir crazy" while under quarantine. To protect your mind during this time, engage in your favorite home-based hobbies. Pick up a book, break out the tools and repair that leaky faucet, or spend your days preparing your garden for spring planting.

7. Eat Healthy. Fruits, vegetables, meat, and fish will give your immune system a boost. Limit your intake of sweets, caffeine, and alcohol.

Welmaker Injury Law will be here to aid our clients when this storm blows past. As the dust settles and life in our beloved city returns to normal, we invite you to contact us at (210) 828-6033.