Dayton Montgomery County Public Health Get the facts about COVID-19 from local experts. If you have questions, or want to check out a rumor, please call 937-225-6217, the Dayton & Montgomery County COVID- 19 Information Line. It’s operated by Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County and open for calls Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. You can also visit www.phdmc.org for credible, up-to-date COVID-19 information. Fight fear with facts.
United Way of the Greater Dayton Area For more resources during this time, contact United Way of Greater Dayton HelpLink 211. The 24-hour lifeline to a free, confidential, and compassionate professional who will review your needs. Dial 211 for questions or concerns and or email at email@example.com.
AuntBertha.com An on-line listing of resources. Simply type in your zip code, you can choose from information about services related to food, housing, health and more. Remember, things are changing rapidly these days and on-line information may be outdated so please call ahead to confirm services.
COVID-19: How to respond Constructively
The COVID-19 pandemic is putting the wellbeing of millions of people at risk. At this difficult time for the global community we can each play a vital role in helping to reduce the impact and look after ourselves and each other.
According to The Action for Happiness response to COVID-19 Having researched thoroughly and had much discussion, our recommended response in brief is:
1. Listen to the experts Leading health authorities tell us that our actions now can reduce the burden on the healthcare systems and help save lives. We all need to respond.
2. Keep calm (but don't carry on) In light of the latest expert advice, our recommendation is to avoid non-essential face-to-face gatherings for the time being to help slow the spread of the virus.
3. Make wise & kind choices We can all help to reduce the impact of this virus by looking after our own health, washing our hands, self-isolating if needed and being kind and considerate to others. Click here to read more.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
For additional information, please contact the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.
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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Families are encouraged to stay up to date about this situation as we learn more about how to prevent this virus from spreading in homes and in communities. Learn more.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Flu: Similarities and Differences The symptoms are similar, but transmission is different. Learn more. 14 Common Coronavirus (COVID-19) Questions See the research behind everything you've been Googling
Pets & Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ We want to reassure you that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Organization for Animal Health have issued advisories saying there is no evidence at this time that companion animals can spread the COVID-19 virus. To help you care for your pets during this crisis, we've put together an FAQ page to answer your questions.
For Kids: Sesame Street Resources
Our neighbors on Sesame Street offer these fun activities and guides to staying safe and healthy: My Healthy Week! Chart a schedule of the ways little ones can stay strong with this free printable. How to Wash Your Hands Share the video featuring Bebe to show the right way to stop the spread of germs, and have a child show you how they use soap, then water! H is for Handwashing Read this storybook to explore the ways that children across the world stay happy and healthy. Invite children to think about how the ways we wash our hands that may be different and similar to our friends in other places.
#stopthespread with these handy tips. Follow these tips from the World Health Organization to keep yourself safe and help contain the spread of the virus.
1. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. 2. Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth, and nose. 3. Avoid contact with people who are vulnerable. And if you can’t, wear a mask. 4. Cover your cough with the bend of your elbow. 5. Disinfect surfaces you regularly use. 6. If you feel unwell, stay at home and call your healthcare provider. 7. Only share information from trusted sources.