The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is front of mind in our community right now. Here is a round up some of the most current resources from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS).
This is a rapidly changing situation, so stay up to date at the following links, which include everything currently known about how the virus spreads, how it’s treated, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you get sick.
Stay updated at the CDC website
Stay updated at the Sonoma County Emergency website
Roundup of local COVID-19 resources
CDC Resources: What You Should Know
The CDC is updating information as it becomes available. Below are some resources to help protect yourself, your workplace and your loved ones.
How it spreads
Prevention & Treatment
What to do if you’re sick
Stigma & COVID-19
What You Need to Know | English | Spanish | Simplified Chinese
Stop the Spread of Germs | English | Spanish
What to Do If You’re Sick | English
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CDC Resources: Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities
Protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like the coronavirus. Everyone has a role to play in getting ready and staying healthy.
How to Prepare:
For schools & childcare programs
For community- & faith-based organizations
For healthcare settings
Tips to Protect the Spread of the Virus
This is a rapidly changing situation, but there are steps we can all take to stay safe and protect the spread of the virus, including the following.
♦ Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
♦ Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
♦ Stay home when you are sick.
♦ Use a tissues to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
♦ Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects.
♦ Wash your hands for 20 seconds frequently, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol.
♦ Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 and by health care workers or people who are taking care of someone in a close setting, but is not recommended for those who are healthy.
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