The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have provided some preventative measures you can take as well.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Stay home if you have a fever or flu-like symptoms remain home until “fever free” for 24 hours. Fever free is considered having a temperature of less than 100° without medication for 24 hours.
- Consider saying home if you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age (60+) or because you have a serious long-term health problem.
- Wash hands or use sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Wash hands for a minimum of 20 seconds.
- Stay away from people who are sick or not feeling well and avoid close contact with others through hugging, kissing or shaking hands.
- Clean AND Disinfect daily, this includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, phones, toilets, sinks, etc. If surfaces are dirty, clean them with detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- Bring your own towel or water bottle.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of the elbow. Throw used tissues away in the trash. Immediately wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Seek assistance from a health professional if you see or experience symptoms that cause concern.
For additional information on COVID-19 visit
- CDC’s site: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
- WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports
- ST. CHARLES COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT: https://www.sccmo.org/2105/COVID-19
- MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES: https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/
- Call the 24 Hour Hotline 877-435-8411