(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 7, 2020) Taking care of mental health is an important component of self-care during the COVID-19 crisis. Fear and anxiety about the disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Using tools to cope with stress will help make the community stronger.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the following advice to help cope with stress:
“The stress of isolation and the sense of uncertainty about the future can cause a lot of tension at home,” said Riley County Police Department (RCPD) Assistant Director Kurt Moldrup. “RCPD recently shared information and guidance for people who need support or who might be in a dangerous situation. Please don’t be afraid to reach out. Help is available.”
If someone is in a hostile or dangerous situation at home, they are encouraged to take the following steps:
These important contacts can assist with safe services, helpful information and emotional support:
Riley County Statistics for Monday, April 7, 2020:
*Note: Following CDC guidelines, patients are to remain in isolation through the duration of illness and are considered to be recovered after the following criteria have been met: At least three days (72 hours) since resolution of fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications and Improvement of respiratory symptoms AND At least seven days have passed since symptoms first appeared https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html
People should only go out for essential needs and limit contact with others. Any non-essential travel should be avoided.
For more information about Riley County’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, visit the Riley County website at https://www.rileycountyks.gov/covid19, follow RCHD on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Rileycountyhealthdepartment/ and Twitter @RileyCoHealth.