Mitchell County Public Health

MITCHELL COUNTY UPDATES

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Prevention

 It is important to note there are seven different coronaviruses known to infect humans. There are four common coronaviruses (229E, NL63, OC43 and HKU1) that circulate widely. Most people will get infected with one or more of the common human coronaviruses in their lifetime. IDPH recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses, including: 


 CDC does not recommend face masks for the general public. 

  •  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. 
  •  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 mouth with your upper arm or tissue when coughing or sneezing. 
  •  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

 CDC does not recommend face masks for the general public. 


Environmental Cleaning Guidance 3/10/2020  click here

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2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) FACT SHEET