The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has launched a new section of their website, https://wvde.us/COVID19/, to provide updated information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The WV Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) also has a good website, https://dhhr.wv.gov/Coronavirus%20Disease-COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx, to review.
According to the CDC, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping transmission (spread) of the virus through everyday practices is the best way to keep people healthy. More information on coronavirus (COVID-19) is available on their website,
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. Check the CDC COVID-19 webpage for daily updates.
CDC Recommends: It’s currently flu and respiratory disease season and CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine, taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.
In order to promote prevention of COVID-19, the flu, and other respiratory illnesses, it is advised that students, staff, and families:
Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks)
Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol may be used.
Get a flu shot. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season, especially people who are high risk of serious complications of flu-related complications.
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