The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has the most current information and ongoing updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), or steps individuals can take to prevent the spread of the virus.
State and local health officials continue to urge residents to practice preventive steps such as:
- Frequent hand-washing with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least 60%-95% alcohol)
- Avoiding close contact (within six feet) with people who are sick
- Avoiding touching one’s eyes, nose and mouth
- Staying home when sick. The CDC recommends that individuals remain home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever (e.g., chills, feeling warm, flushed appearance)
- Covering one’s coughs or sneezes with a tissue, and immediately discard the tissue in the trash and wash hands
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces with household cleaning sprays or wipes
- Following the recommendations from your own health care professional if you suspect exposure and or develop symptoms
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow WHO and CDC recommendations as they evolve.