Governor Lamont Urges Residents To Follow Ongoing Travel Guidance From CDC About Coronavirus
In a recent
, Governor Ned Lamont urged all Connecticut residents who have recently traveled out of the country or are planning international travel to continue following guidance issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).
As of March 4th, the CDC is advising anyone who has recently returned from a country designated as Level 3 - which currently include China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea - to self-monitor in their homes for 14 days upon returning to the United States. Anyone who has recently returned from a country designated as Level 2 - which currently includes Japan - should limit their interactions with others for 14 days after returning to the United States.
Symptoms of coronavirus can include:
- Fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher)
- Shortness of breath
Individuals who are experiencing symptoms and may have traveled to areas of concern or have been in contact with somebody who has traveled to these areas should:
- Call ahead before visiting a doctor's office or emergency room;
- Tell the doctor about recent travel and the symptoms being experienced;
- Avoid contact with others; and
- Do not travel while sick.
The CDC also recommends travelers avoid all nonessential travel to countries designated as Level 2 and Level 3.
Everyone - regardless of whether they have recently traveled - should continue following some basic steps to protect themselves from coronavirus and other respiratory viruses.
Everyday preventative actions include:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Avoid shaking hands as a greeting.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
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