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COVID-19 has affected our community greater than others!

Project HEALINGS of MNHealth Education and Adult Learning Incorporated with Navigating Government Systems

Project HEALINGS was created as a HUB for improved health and wellness among Minnesotans disenfranchised by identity and circumstance, facing disparities in both healthcare access and health outcomes, and impacted disproportionately by the COVID-19 pandemic. HEALINGS is about vaccination, but it is also about connectivity, trust, and systemic change designed intentionally to end in equities for Black, Indigenous, and other persons of color (BIPOC) living here in Minnesota.

What is COVID-19?​

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. Anyone can get sick with COVID-19 and become seriously ill or die at any age. 

Key Things to Know

COVID-19 is still a threat to people who are unvaccinated. Some people who get COVID-19 can become severely ill, which could result in hospitalization, and some people have ongoing health problems several weeks or even longer after getting infected. Even people who did not have symptoms when they were infected can have these ongoing health problems.

GETTING VACCINATED is the number one way to reduce a your risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus and its variants. Vaccinations are also highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death, including against all known variants.

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COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • Fever or Chills

  • Difficulty Breathing

  • Muscle or Body Aches

  • Sore Throat

  • Nausea or Vomiting

  • Congestion or Runny Nose

  • Loss of Taste or Smell

  • Cough

  • Fatigue

  • Diarrhea

What should we do if we are exposed to COVID-19?​

After a large gathering, WAIT FOR 5 – 7 DAYS FROM THE DAY OF THE CONTACT to prevent unintentional spread of the virus. 

  • If you were were informed that you had contact with COVID-19 positive individuals, you should self-quarantine. If you do not have symptoms, it is best to get tested at least five days after the last time you were close to the person with COVID-19.

  • If you get tested too soon, the test may not be able to detect the virus.

  • Talk to your health care provider to get more advice on when to get tested.

How and when do we QUARANTINE?​

After a large gathering or exposure to someone confirmed to have COVID-19. 

  • PLEASE QUARANTINE YOURSELF FOR 14 DAYS

    • This will prevent the spread of the virus if you have been infected and are not showing symptoms.​

  • STAY HOME, separate yourself from others, without contact in and out of the household.​

  • Within the same household, you can share rooms and common areas, etc. unless you start to show symptoms.

  • IF you begin to show symptoms, then begin the isolation process.

How do we ISOLATE if we test positive for COVID-19?​

We can stop the spread of COVID-19 even if we are infected.  It is important to follow these steps to protect the ones we love. 

  • PLEASE ISOLATE YOURSELF FOR AT LEAST 10 DAYS

    • Ten days is the length of time people are infectious. Ten days are calculated from the first day of symptoms OR the test date if there are no symptoms.​

  • Positive cases should be isolated, alone from everyone else in the house (unless they are also positive). Designate a bathroom, and do not enter common spaces.

  • Do not leave the house, even for essential items. Leave only for medical care.

  • If you have COVID-19, stay home until ALL THREE of these things are true:

    • You feel better. Your cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms are better, AND

    • It has been at least 10 days since you first felt sick, AND

    • You have had no fever for at least 24 hours, without using medicine that lowers fevers.

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Join us on a journey to understand COVID-19 and how it affects our people.

Together, we can protect ourselves, our communities and work to diminish the disparities in healthcare access and outcomes. The Project HEALINGS partnership has brought together the most accurate information and guides on how to find the care you need and help others in the process! We will take you through our entire healthcare journey in the video's and blogs below. We will attempt to answer exactly what COVID-19 and its Variants are, the different vaccination types, post - vaccination side effects and precautions, Vaccination Hesitancy and Misinformation and the latest Booster information!

Lita's Story

Lita works with children and is also very active in her community.  She wears a mask to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in her communities.  Today she has elected to get a Moderna booster at her local clinic.

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Grace's Story

Grace works with children and is also very active in her community.  She wears a mask to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in her communities.  Today she has elected to get a Moderna booster at her local clinic.

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