COVID-19 Tips from Nurse Mason #2

COVID-19 Tips & Updates from Nurse Mason

September 21, 2020

Fun Fact
The respiratory droplets that cause COVID-19 don’t just come out of your mouth – they enter and exit through your nose, too!  That’s why is so important to wear your face mask over your mouth and NOSE 100% of the time.  We are all in this together and need to all do our part! 

Commonly Asked Question
We constantly get questions on what we can do to prevent getting COVID-19.  There is no magical answer….wear your mask in public or in your house if you have a positive household member.  WASH YOUR HANDS and don’t touch your face!!  We cannot emphasize how important this is. If the virus is on your hand and you touch your face, it now has a way to enter your body. If you are washing your hands regularly throughout the day, you are decreasing the amount of virus that can be on your hands.  Finally, stay 6 feet or more away from people not in your household. You have heard this a million times by now, but truly this is the best way to prevent COVID-19! 

If you have someone in your household test positive, it is so important to isolate that person.  Have them stay in one room and if possible have only that person use a particular bathroom.  If a household member is not able to isolate, the rest of the household will be quarantined for the 10 days they should be in isolation.  PLUS, an additional 14 days after they person who was positive is done with their 10 days.  Do your best to quarantine if COVID-19 positive!!

Caroline is an Oakland County Health Department nurse assigned to Saint Catherine to assist with our transition back to learning this fall. She earned her BSN at the University of Cincinnati and her Masters in Education at Xavier University. She has 11 years of clinical experience as an RN at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. While at CCHMC she worked on the Neurology Unit caring for children with many different medical diagnoses including brain tumor resections, chronic migraines and seizure disorders. Since moving to Michigan, Caroline has been a stay at home mom with her three children. She has two boys in high school and a daughter in middle school. In her free time, she can usually be found watching a soccer game or cross country meet. Her family also enjoys hiking, biking and camping together. Caroline is looking forward to working with Saint Catherine this fall!

Caroline Mason, M.Ed, BSN, RN
Oakland County School Nurse