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Posted on: February 27, 2020

CDC Recommends...Coronavirus Prevention / Treatment

CDC says risk of the new Coronavirus to the American public is believed to be low at this time, but everyone can do their part to help:

 - CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine, taking everyday actions to help stop spreading germs

- Healthcare providers...be on the lookout for people who have recently traveled from China and have fever and respiratory symptoms

- If you have been to China or have been exposed to someone sick with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, you will face some limitations on your movement and activity. 

   Please follow all instructions given to you if this is the case.

* Prevention *

- Avoid close contact with people who are sick

- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

- Stay home if 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe

- Follow CDCs recommendations for using a facemask...If you are well, it is not recommended that you wear a facemask to protect from any diseases...facemasks should 

   be worn by those who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of disease. Facemasks are also crucial for health workers and people who take care of others in 

   close settings.

- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing 

    or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available use an alcohol based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

* Treatment *

- People who think they may have been exposed to Coronavirus should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

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