Good Morning Staff,
Below is a very clear-cut guide to help educate everyone on the symptoms to look out for… The Flu, which has been worse this year then the past, Allergies, which are expected to be very bad this year and also have already begun, along with the COVID-19 virus; will make it hard are first to know what you or others may have when starting to feel under the weather.
While DMI is taking measures to protect our staff and facilities and we will continue to send out communications as this outbreak develops, I ask that people don’t begin to panic. At this time the risk still remains low for most and taking steps to ensure good hygiene is still everyone’s best defense.
Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:
People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease.
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.
AS OF MARCH 10, THERE ARE NO KNOWN CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CASES REPORTED IN HAMILTON TOWNSHIP. FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON COVID-19
VISIT www.mercercounty.org/covid-19 OR CALL THE NJ DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 24-HOUR HOTLINE 1-800-222-1222. THE CALL IS FREE.