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COVID-19 Information: General
The following information is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More information can be found by clicking here. For Michigan specific COVID-19 information, we recommend the michigan.gov website.
How COVID-19 Spreads
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person and not from surfaces.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Respiratory droplets are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
How to Help Prevent COVID-19
Clean Your Hands Often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with others
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Stay Home if You’re Sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover Coughs and Sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
To stay up to date on all Michigan COVID-19 announcements, regulations, news, and updates the above website is the best resource for reliable information. Press releases from Governor Whitmer can also be found here.
The Wayne County Health Department website has provided information for the public in regard to COVID-19. Please click here to view their latest news articles.