Using Cleaners and Disinfectants Safely at Home - The Texas Poison Center Network (TPCN) has seen a 70% increase in calls related to cleaning products and disinfectants. To keep your family safe, follow these safety tips when you use or store cleaning products. Download posters for your office, click here.
UT Health San Antonio COVID-19 Medical Student Response Team- - Early in the COVID-19 epidemic, students at the Long School of Medicine stepped forward to volunteer in the response. The Long School of Medicine COVID-19 Medical Student Response Team and have dedicated thousands of hours since mid-March to volunteer activities. The group identified the need for concise, evidence-based summaries of existing literature. The students organized to review the literature available on COVID-19 and formulate information sheets that could be beneficial to clinicians in four topic areas: Epidemiology, Diagnostics, Clinical Presentation, and Treatment. Click here for detailed information sheets. Documents will be updated biweekly.
Should children wear cloth face coverings? - Children under the age of 2 years should not wear cloth face coverings
Why are people wearing cloth face coverings right now? -Since so many people who have COVID-19 don't have symptoms, wearing cloth face coverings reduces the chace of transmitting the virus through the spray of spit or respiratory droplets. This is especially true for when someone with COVID-19 comes within 6 feet of you, which is the range of transmitting infection through acts like sneezing or coughing.
Caution! You May need to reconsider the use of cloth face coverings if :
§The face covering are a possible choking or strangulation hazards to your child.
§Wearing the cloth face covering causes your child to touch their face more frequently than not wearing it
Antonio Metro Health – This is our local source for information
on any public health issue. Their Novel Coronavirus webpage has information for
the San Antonio community and has resources to track global information.
Texas Medical Association (TMA) – This site has updated news and information. As more reports come in on the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, TMA has convenned a task force of public health experts to help Texas physcians prepare for the next phase. Included on this page is information on: