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Staying healthy is important during pandemic

Posted at 5:00 AM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 07:01:03-04

Dr. Jonathon Jones, neurologist with Our Lady of Lourdes, said the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a lot of confusion about what people need to do to take care of themselves and efforts to flatten the curve.

"What's important for people, both for themselves and for others, is to keep themselves healthy," Dr. Jones said.

While this may seem like something easy to say and a little more difficult to do. Dr. Jones says it actually is not.

He said it is just a matter of people continuing their daily medical routines.

"One of the most important things that people can do right now is stay on your medications, unless your doctor tells you otherwise," Jones said. "If you have any questions, contact your doctor's office."

His biggest fear is that people will not seek medical attention because they are scared of the unknown when it comes to COVID-19.

"One message that we've tried to get out, at Our Lady of Lourdes, is that our clinics are open. We're doing mainly video visits, in some cases doing visits in person, and the best thing to do if you have questions or concerns is to contact your doctor's office."

As long as people stay on their medications, do not ration them, and continue with video visits they will make it through this difficult time.