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Wayne County Public Health Division Launches COVID-19 Awareness Campaign
WAYNE COUNTY - Due to the threat of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Wayne County Public Health Division has launched an awareness campaign especially for older adults and individuals with pre-existing conditions who are most susceptible to the severe symptoms of the disease, as well as employees.

Currently, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wayne County. Since this may change at any time, the Public Health Division has developed user-friendly educational materials about the virus and is encouraging residents and employees to consistently practice basic prevention steps.

Wayne County COVID-19 Guide

"With more than 250,000 seniors in the County, we are leveraging the strong community connection of Senior Services Department and Veterans Services Division to help educate those most vulnerable," said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans.

The County is engaging its wide network of community partners to help educate the public. For our seniors, educational materials are being distributed through the County's Senior Services Department, including its Meals on Wheels home meal deliveries and congregate meal sites, along with the County's Veterans Services Division.

COIVD-19 FAQ

The County also established information lines for residents and employees wishing to speak with someone about the virus. In partnership with United Way and the Information Center, residents and employees can dial 2-1-1 or (734) 287-7870.

"The information lines will help people talk through their concerns and receive accurate information they can use to help slow the spread of the virus," said Evans.

In addition to the awareness campaign, Wayne County will provide sanitation products to county employees and enhanced janitorial services for public offices with high traffic volumes.

Since early February, Wayne County Public Health Division leadership has coordinated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to monitor the situation from a national, state and local perspective.

"We are working with first responders and other local partners to respond quickly should COVID -19 spread to Wayne County," said Carol Austerberry, Public Health Officer for Wayne County.

For more information and updates on Wayne County's COVID-19 response please visit www.waynecounty.com or call 2-1-1 or (734) 287-7870.