The Black Patient’s Guide to COVID-19

ChurchCOVID-19 Virus Updates, News & Events


By Dr. Ruth Arumala, in partnership with Color of Change

The known symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Muscle aches
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of taste and/or smell
  • Change in bowel movements
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea

On constant loops on every news outlet and social media feed is the looming risk of contracting the novel “Coronavirus” and the developing life-threatening COVID-19 disease.

With no available vaccination and only experimental disease-fighting drugs available, the highly contagious virus has produced an unprecedented worldwide pandemic.

Although the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic can produce significant anxiety and trepidation, there are ways to successfully prevent and navigate this disease.

  • Please do your part to stay at home.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Clean hard surfaces several times per day.
  • Wear face coverings when in public.
  • Maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet from others) when in public.