The Health Department is encouraging all residents to take simple precautions to protect themselves and others from respiratory illness:
Limit close contact
with people who are sick. Stay home if you are sick.
for 14 days if you have traveled to countries with widespread outbreaks of COVID-19.
your eyes, nose and mouth.
. Try an elbow bump.
Wash your hands
often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an
alcohol-based hand sanitizer
with at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect
frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Cover your cough or sneeze
with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hand).
• Get a
to prevent the flu if you have not done so this season.
• Ensure that an
adequate supply of necessary prescriptions
are on hand in case of quarantine or shortened supply.