WHAT SHOULD OUR COMMUNITY DO AT THIS TIME to keep safe?
- The community should be taking precautions to identify those who are at risk of infection or may already be infected. We recommend if someone is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, to call their physician before going to the hospital or urgent care center.
- We will all follow state and federal guidance as the situation evolves and as local circumstances change.
- Our 228-CARE line is available to answer your COVID-19 questions.
- If someone in your home gets sick you should follow the CDC guidelines found here.
We should all take prudent steps to prevent the spread of this and many other viruses. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone should:
- 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.
- Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
- Stay home when possible.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
For more information on ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit this website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html.
When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
*This list does not include all possible symptoms of COVID-19. Please call your medical provider if you are experiencing any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility. You should notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.