The Wayne County Public Health Division's Emergency Preparedness Section is tasked with coordinating the appropriate response for the 2019 Novel (new) Coronavirus (COVID-19). This page will provide current information and updates around the virus, and the agency's response to ensure your health and safety.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by COVID-19, first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States.
In light of recent developments around Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Wayne County Health Division reminds you that whether you feel sick or well, at home or travelling, please follow the basic prevention tips below:
Stay home if you are sick
Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when coughing or sneezing
Wash your hands frequently with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
If feeling ill, call your doctor immediately