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South Vallejo/Glen Cove Gazette Greetings Victory Gardens The high cost of food is draining our family budgets! We don’t know where our produce is grown and what pesticides are used in cultivation of the produce. Now seems to be the perfect time to plant a victory garden. Victory gardens were created during World War 1 and continued during World War 2 to prevent food shortages and to free up corps to feed the soldiers. During war time Victory Gardens were grown in every available space of land e.g. public lands, parks, private gardens and even churchyards. We truly need victory gardens today. They stretch our food budget, provide healthy exercise, produce chemical free fruits produce, help the environment, and allow a way for people to be self-sufficient. Often the gardens provide enough left over produce to donate or share. What is Grown in Victory Garden? Beets Beans Cabbage Kohlrabi Peas Kale Turnips Lettuce Spinach Garlic Swiss Chard Parsnips Carrots Onions Herbs You can also grow fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. If you don’t mind waiting, most fruit trees are ready to harvest in three or four years. For more information on How to grow a Victory Garden please visit: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/how-to-grow-a-victory-garden.htm Solano County California Total cases 34,049 Total cases 3.82Million Deaths 268 Deaths 63,256 PLEASE BE TAKE PRECAUTIONS SERIOUSLY COVID VIRUS IS NOT OVER . In recent weeks, coronavirus cases have started to rise again as the highly infectious delta variant takes hold. Nationwide, cases have doubled in the past three weeks. California on Tuesday recorded more than 5,000 new daily cases — the first time that has happened since March. One key indicator is the rate of positive coronavirus tests, and it is rising sharply. As of Wednesday, the seven-day positive test rate in California was 3%, according to the California Department of Public Health, up from 2.7% on Tuesday and 1.9% on July 7. Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease expert with UCSF, said these numbers are expected after the state fully reopened on June 15 and people move around more. Jessica Christian / The Chronicle Health information Symptoms Prevention Treatments Get vaccinated. Vaccines are widely available. COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: Fever or chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue Muscle or body aches Headache New loss of taste or smell Sore throat Congestion or runny nose Nausea or vomiting Diarrhea Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately: Trouble breathing Persistent pain or pressure in the chest New confusion Inability to wake or stay awake Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone Symptoms Prevention Treatments If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Learn how COVID-19 spreads and practice these actions to help prevent the spread of this illness. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19: Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19. Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19. Get a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s available to you. Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces daily. If someone is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19, disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Monitor your health daily. Self-Care If you have possible or confirmed COVID-19: Stay home except to get medical care. Monitor your symptoms carefully. If your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better. If you have a medical appointment, notify your healthcare provider ahead of time that you have or may have COVID-19. Stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. If possible, use a separate bathroom. If you must be around others, wear a mask. Learn more on cdc.gov For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice. Medical treatments Treatments used for COVID-19 should be prescribed by your healthcare provider. People have been seriously harmed and even died after taking products not approved for COVID-19, even products approved or prescribed for other uses. Your healthcare provider will decide on what approach to take for your treatment. Your healthcare provider also may recommend the following to relieve symptoms and support your body’s natural defenses. Taking medications, like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, to reduce fever. Drinking water or receiving intravenous fluids to stay hydrated. Getting plenty of rest to help the body fight the virus. If someone is showing emergency warning signs, get medical care immediately. Emergency warning signs include: Trouble breathing Persistent pain or pressure in the chest New confusion Inability to wake or stay awake Bluish lips or fac

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