2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID -19) Information

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. Please check back often and share this information with others.

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.

Basic Prevention Tips

In light of developments around novel coronavirus, the Wayne County Public Health Division reminds you that if you are traveling abroad to contact your primary care doctor for updates on health alerts and vaccines for your destination country. Also, if you feel sick while travelling please follow the basic prevention tips below and contact your primary care doctor immediately.

1. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands.
2. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve.
3. Wash your hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds.

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