12 Jan What you Need to Know about COVID-19 (January 2022 Update)
As the number of COVID-19 rises in our state, according to the latest reports, it’s important to remember to get tested as soon as possible if you are experiencing the following symptoms:
- nasal congestion
- sore or scratchy throat
- dry cough
- lower back pain
The CDC has recently changed its quarantine days from 10 days to 5 days. The shortened quarantine is because the virus occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior and to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after. Those who have tested positive but aren’t sick can return to work. However, those ill must stay home and no longer receive COVID-19 relief pay.
“As a working-class, it is hard not to receive relief pay because I live paycheck to paycheck,” said Itzel Hernandez, our Health Equity Organizer.
Not everyone is asymptomatic, and those who test positive should refrain from going out and remain home to keep others safe and stop the spread of Covid and other variants.
Many places currently have a three-hour wait period for testing. Be sure to set an appointment with a clinic or pharmacy near you.
The new Omicron Variant has been said to spread much faster than other variants and tends to be less severe.
Make the Road Nevada strives to inform our community and provide resources during these times. It is important to keep in mind that although the vaccine does not prevent people from getting COVID-19, It does help reduce symptoms, so the illness does not attack the body as aggressively as those who are not vaccinated.
Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for upcoming vaccination clinics, and check out https://www.immunizenevada.org/ for more information.
To learn more and access resources about Covid, check out our website’s resources: https://maketheroadnv.org/resources/
Our offices are closed, but our team will remain available through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (702) 907-1560. Leave a voicemail with your full name, contact information, and one of our organizers will call you back.