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Coronavirus Resources: Information, Contacts,

Coronavirus (COVID-19 ) is a new virus that has not been previously found in humans. The virus can cause either mild illness, such as a cold, or can make people sick with pneumonia. This new virus was first detected in China and is now spreading worldwide including in the United States. As the virus rapidly spreads, here are some important resources, courtesy of the Rockland County Health Department.

For Healthcare Providers

To report a person under investigation (PUI) for this infection, immediately contact the Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) Center for Disease Prevention & Control at (845) 364-2997 between 8a – 5p Monday through Friday, & at (845) 364-8600 during after-hours & on weekends.  See the links below for clinical guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For Residents

For Child Care Providers and School Administrators

Symptoms

Information to date suggests that COVID-19 causes mild-to-moderate illness and flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, or shortness of breath. In more severe cases, it can cause complications such as pneumonia.

Prevention

Take the same precautions that you would to prevent the spread of germs:

  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick and contact your medical provider before visiting their office.
  • Avoid shaking hands.


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