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3/10/2020 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Precautions and Preparedness

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General message to residents: 

There is a lot of information being shared in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  We want to remind our residents that this is a good time to review preparedness for home, work, and school.

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a flu-like disease, first identified
back in December. The CDC has issued a recommendation to stay informed as this
virus has the potential to spread.

We want to ensure you that Medford Township is closely monitoring this health issue, along with our partners in Public Health.

The following suggestions will be helpful in reducing the spread of all viruses in our community:

? Wash hands often with soap and water vigorously for 20 seconds. Hand
sanitizers with 60% alcohol may also be used to limit the spread of germs.
? Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
? Please stay home if you are ill. This is as much for your benefit as those who will
be in contact with you at school or at work.
? Avoid close contact with those who are ill or presenting signs of illness.
? Sneeze into your inside elbow or into a disposable tissue instead of your hands.
? Review and follow CDC travel advisories when planning travel. If you become ill
after returning home to the United States, call your healthcare provider for a
consultation/appointment.

For additional information about COVID-19, please visit
the following websites:

New Jersey Department of Health:


https://www.nj.gov/health/news/2020/approved/20200128a.shtml

Centers for Disease Control:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html

Remember to be prepared not scared

 


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