From the Mayor Desk, updates COVID-19 Coronavirus
Mayor Cynthia Jackson urges residents to please check on those most vulnerable to the potential of COVID-19 – the new coronavirus discovered in China in December 2019.
“As of right now, March 13, 2020, there have been one confirmed case of coronavirus confirmed in Montgomery, Alabama,” Mayor Jackson said.
“We have stayed in close contact with health officials, ALM Alabama League of Municipalities and monitored updates from the (CDC) Centers for Disease Control, (ADPH) Alabama Department of Public Health and our local (CCHD) Clarke County Health Department.
The town continues to communicate with employees concerning protocols to encourage preventive actions and to ensure clean and sanitized city facilities in keeping with CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations.
Mayor Jackson urges everyone to carry on with day to day life. We have jobs, businesses, schools and families to maintain, there have been 6 schools public and private to close within the United States, but the local Board of Education and State does not recommended for us as of yet.” Mayor Jackson said. “But we must all work together as a community to take preventive steps identified by the CDC.”
The CDC has advised:
· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
· Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap is not available.
· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning sprays or wipes.
· Stay home if you feel sick and keep children home.
The CDC does not recommend that people wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses. Only wear a facemask if you already have symptoms so you can prevent the spreading of germs.
The CDC identifies certain people as a higher risk for getting very sick from coronavirus.
· Older adults
· People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
o Heart disease
o Lung disease
Mayor Jackson has postpone all travel by town employees for town’s business that is considered absolutely not necessary to perform duties. Our Law Enforcement, according to Chief Gibson have been preparing for, if and when they come into contact with a case of the virus and knows the standard operating procedure, “said Mayor Jackson”.
To help slow down the spread of this fast spread disease, the Mayor ask that you postpone or suspend any events composed of 500 or more people. (Recommend by State).
If you feel that you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop the
symptoms of FEVER, COUGH or SHORTNESS OF BREATH please contact your
doctor office immediately.
The Town of Grove Hill will keep you updated through our Local Newspapers and Social media.
Clarke County Democrat
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