Covid Outbreak and Precaution Measures


COVID has hit Springville more rapidly than we all have expected. Not only does it leave you feeling down and physically drained, it can also take a huge toll on your immune system. According to Alabama Department of Health, we have reached a peak where 45% of those who get tested for COVID test positive in the state of Alabama. Loved ones have been lost, and many have been put in the hospital. With the vaccinations and other precautionary measures, you can help protect you and your family from catching COVID or help protect them from being severely affected by the virus.

The vaccine is meant to help lower the risk of getting and spreading COVID. It can also help prevent fatal illness and death. The vaccination is safe for adults and young infants from 5 years and older. If you have had COVID before you get the first vaccination, the first vaccination tends to be worse than the second. If you haven’t had COVID, then the first vaccination might not effect you as bad as the second. But it is so worth it in the end.

Another precaution you can take is social distancing. As irritating and hard as it can be, it can save lives. Don’t forget about disinfecting either. Using disinfectant wipes and spray can help prevent the spreading of germs. Not washing your hands can have a big impact on whether you catch an illness or not, including COVID, flu, and other viruses.

If you tested Positive for COVID, you need to make sure you stay hydrated. Your body needs nutrients as well, so try to eat foods high in protein. During COVID you may also experience high body aches, fever, dehydration, and fatigue. Make sure you take some ibuprofen for headaches and body aches. Switch ibuprofen and Tylenol out between each take. You can also take cold and flu medicine to help with headache, fever, and sore throats.

Make sure you protect yourself and your family as much as you can and stay safe. Keep in mind to stay caught up on school work and keep teachers notified if you have any problems regarding COVID.