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Minnesota and Wisconsin Schools Close, What Should You Do If You Feel Sick?

Written by on March 13, 2020

As you know several professional sports and college sports have been canceled along with high school championship tournaments. Now Gov. Tim Walz of Minnesota and Gov. Tony Evers has ordered that schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin be closed starting on March 18th. Some people are annoyed by these cancellations and closures, but they are necessary. To not only protect those who could become severely ill or lose their lives to the virus due to a compromised immune system, but also to keep the health care system from being overtaxed by an influx of patients is why these procedures have been implemented.

Country music concerts and trips have been canceled. Our radio stations canceled events. Some states have closed bars and restaurants or asked that food be curbside pickup only. Even Disney has closed it’s parks in order to help stem the spread of the virus. There are many misconceptions being spread and unneeded hoarding of items. What’s the best thing you can do? Don’t panic is the main advice being given by professionals. Most people that get sick will recover and in some cases have mild symptoms. If you’re sick – stay home, call the doctor for further advice and they will let you know your next step. Wash your hands thoroughly and avoid contact with someone that is sick as best possible. Try not to congregate in large groups. All very commonsense activities!

If you need more information or feel sick please use the following links to guide you www.gundersenhealth.org/services/infectious-disease/coronavirus/ or www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/covid19

We’ll all be OK if we listen to the professionals doing their best to treat and combat this virus.


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