By Greg Bird
According to information released by the LCDHD the virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person: Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
The following personal prevention measures are recommended: Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water aren’t readily available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer. Avoid close contact with people who are sick with a fever, coughing, sneezing, and having difficulty breathing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. 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.
If you are over 60 or have underlying medical conditions that may make catching the disease more dangerous, please stay home as much as possible at this time.
Purchase several weeks worth of medications and supplies in case you need to stay home for prolonged periods of time and to decrease the number of trips to purchase supplies.
Community Prevention Measures: Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet from others in public. Implement environmental surface cleaning measures in homes, businesses, and other locations. Wipe down frequently touched surfaces and objects. Use regular household cleaning spray or wipes as recommended by the CDC.