Coronavirus Health & Fitness Opinion

What’s in your Pandemic Pantry?

When it comes to food, I’m a hunter not a shopper.

I’m sure it has a lot to do with my time living in New York sharing an apartment with too many people sharing limited refrigerator and cabinet space along with not having a grocery store within walking distance. But, what we did have in Flatbush Brooklyn were the best shops lined up one next to the other to acquire meats from the butcher; fruits and vegies from the fruit and vegie stands; dairy from the dairy; fish from the fish store; non-perishables from the storefront grocer; and baked goods from the bakeries.

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Chester Against Hunger offering meals to school kids

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Due to the awareness that some children only have access to 3 meals a day when they attend school Lamont Harris and David Ahki’s Place Nelson decided to provide lunch to all Chester School District children this week. (* while supplies last)
Carol HandlingMines Kazeem and Chester UpliftingProgram will assist in mission “Chester Against Hunger”.
Please share!

(I’m assuming it’s free. Though to string all this info together from various places with limited details)

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I bet we’re going to get a Health Department now

There has been a lot of noise in the paper about the issue of not having a health department in Delaware County which would come in handy right about now. In yesterday’s Delaware County Daily Times, they state…

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide Pennsylvania with $16.9 million in funding to support coronavirus response. Pennsylvania Department of Health said … Delaware County will not receive any of this funding.

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Access for FREE for Coronavirus updates

Screen Shot 2020-03-17 at 4.56.53 AM is the website associated with the Delaware County Daily Times. They are the paper of record for the county and are doing a fabulous job reporting on the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Chester is in a STATE OF EMERGENCY

Due to the progression of the COVID-19 virus, a State of Emergency has been declared for the city of Chester.

In addition to the previous recommendations and in keeping with Federal, State and County standards, be advised that:
City government will only be operating to ensure essential functions. Regular trash and bulk trash services will not be interrupted. All other operations are hereby suspended. All City government buildings are closed to the general public.

All dine-in restaurants and bars are closed until further notice. Businesses that offer carry-out, delivery and drive-through food and beverage service may continue.

The Chester Emergency Operations Center is now open and staffed from 8:30a.m. to 4:30pm to answer any questions. The Phone number is 610-447-7765.

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Chester police official Coronavirus statement

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Chester Charter Scholars Academy giving out free student meals to their students

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Click HERE to register

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Chester Community Charter School feeding any K-12 student who shows up

CCCS will begin feeding on Wednesday, 3/18, and will be serving from 9 a.m. until noon.

Like Summer Feeding and in accordance with Emergency Feeding Guidelines, food will be available to all K-12 children in the community, not just CCCS students. We will be offering two (2) meals, breakfast and lunch, and these meals are “Grab and Go” to be consumed off-premise. To ensure minimal conflict with the cleaning/sanitation of the building, all efforts will be contained to the cafeterias.

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What’s the difference between isolation and quarantine?

Isolation and quarantine are terms used interchangeably but have slightly different meanings and intents when it comes to trying to control an infectious outbreak.

Isolation is for the people known to have acquired a disease.

If you are confirmed to be sick with a disease, it’s important to get you away from people who are healthy. It’s best to be placed in isolation to separate yourself from healthy people to prevent them from getting sick.

In hospitals, you know you’re in an isolation room just from how the air pressure is regulated lower than then the air pressure outside the room (or wing). When you come from the outside into an isolation room, the door is hard to open and when it does open, a rush of air is sucked in behind you to prevent any respiratory droplets from going outside of the isolation area.

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What’s the difference between Coronavirus and Covid-19?

None of us are expected to be experts in epidemiology (the branch of medicine which deals with diseases) , but we should at least know the back story behind the name of the disease that’s dominating the world right now.

Coronavirus belong to a family of viruses that have become common in infectious-disease outbreaks across the globe. There are seven strains of coronaviruses known to infect humans.
The coronavirus we’re dealing with today attacks the respiratory tract. Four of the other coronavirus strains cause common colds. The other two coronaviruses, SARS and MERS, both cause severe respiratory issues and rank among the deadliest of human infections.