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COVID-19 Safety Recommendations

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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.

Prevention Tips

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:

  1. Stay home if you are sick

  2. Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when coughing or sneezing

  3. Wash your hands frequently with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds

  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  5. If feeling ill, call your doctor immediately

If you have questions about coronavirus, please call 2-1-1 or (734) 287-7870 for more information.

Who is at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 ?
Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness including older adults, and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease.
What are the symptoms and complications that COVID-19 can cause?
Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.