The COVID-19 virus spreads like the flu, when someone who is sick coughs or sneezes close to another person (close means approximate six feet).
Every resident should take these basic steps to protect those most at risk: • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. • Stay home if you feel ill.
Those considered “high risk” include adults 60 and older, or anyone with a serious health condition, including lung or heart problems, kidney disease, or diabetes, or anyone who has a suppressed immune system.
We would urge those who present with these symptoms to call 211 or the Grant County Health Department at 541-575-0429.