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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Statement on Coronavirus

Healthcare professional with gloves holds a patient's hand

Calvert County Government is working closely with the Calvert County Health Department to monitor and inform the public of important changes in knowledge regarding coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is carefully monitoring the outbreak, has expanded airport screening to all U.S. airports that serve as international entry points and is providing daily updates to state and local health departments. To date, no cases have developed in the eastern United States.

There is currently no vaccine available for coronavirus. The Health Department informs us that the best means of staying healthy is by practicing basic hygiene: wash hands frequently with soap and water; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; stay home when you are sick; and practice good health habits like eating well and getting plenty of sleep.

Please remember that although much remains unknown about coronavirus, the most threatening infectious disease is influenza. So far this flu season, more than 8,000 Americans have died of flu complications, including 54 children. We urge all citizens who can receive the flu vaccine to do so every year. Vaccination protects your health and decreases the chance that you will spread the flu to our more vulnerable friends, neighbors and loved ones.

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