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Glossary of COVID Related Terms and Safety Practices

For any additional information, please visit the Georgia Department of Health's Website: https://dph.georgia.gov/

 Symptoms of Coronavirus
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Wearing a Mask
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Quarantine  

used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19
away from others

Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from
others, even in their home

Confirmed case
meets confirmatory laboratory evidence of the virus
Positive case indicates that a person has a positive test result stating that the
infection is present
Social distancing
also called “physical distancing,” means keeping a safe space
between yourself and other people who are not from your household.
To practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet
(about 2 arms' length) from other people who are not from your
household in both indoor and outdoor spaces
Contact tracing the process of quickly identifying, assessing, and managing people
who have been exposed to a disease to prevent additional transmission
Cases per 100,000 “Cases per 100k”: Reflects the number of cases per 100,000
residents in the county. This is often referenced as the case or incidence rate
Two-week reporting period “Last 2 Weeks”: Reflects the number of cases per 100,000 residents
in the county reported during the previous 2 weeks, using 2020 Georgia
Population Estimates:
https://opb.georgia.gov/census-data/population-projections


Source: Georgia Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control
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Social Distancing
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Contact Tracing
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wash hands
Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way:
  Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals. Follow these five steps every time.
1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. 
2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
3. Scrub your hand for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end, twice. 
4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.