COVID-19 Prevention Resources

COVID-19 Prevention and Resources

The University of Tennessee Medical Center is working around the clock to address the evolving COVID-19 impact on our region.

Prevention Methods

Most people who are infected, approximately 80 percent, will have a mild illness and recover. But it can be more severe for the elderly, the very young, or those whose immune systems are compromised. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.

  • Abstain from touching your eyes, nose and mouth if your hands aren’t clean.

  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.

  • Don’t share dishes, glasses, bedding and other household items if you’re sick.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces you often touch.

  • Stay home from work, school and public areas if you’re sick.

Coping with COVID-19 Stress

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For You:
  • Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories.

  • Eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.

  • Make time to unwind, try to do some other activities you enjoy.

  • Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

For Your Kids
  • Take time to talk with your child about the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Share with them how you deal with stress so they can learn how to cope from you.

  • Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media.

  • Create a schedule for learning, relaxing, and fun activities

Resources for Healthcare Professionals

For Additional Questions

For additional information or questions call the following COVID-19 information lines:

  • Knox County Department of Health COVID-19 Line: 865-215-5555 available 8 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.

  • Tennessee Department of Health’s COVID-19 Line: 877-857-2945 available 11 am – 11 pm daily. Call volumes are expected to be high. If you call and receive a busy signal, please be patient and try your call again at a later time.

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