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Posted on: March 2, 2020

COVID-19 Information

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COVID-19 Information


Prevention

Wahkiakum County Public Health recommends people take the following actions to keep themselves healthy:
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.   A hand sanitizer may be used after appropriate hand washing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Stay home and away from others when sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • If you must go out in public try to maintain a distance of 6 feet or greater from other people.

Novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory disease first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in several countries, including the United States. There are no cases of COVID-19 in Wahkiakum County.

For the latest information on cases in the U.S., visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. For the latest information on cases in the state, visit the Washington State Department of Health website.

As of March 2nd, the COVID-19 risk to the general public in Wahkiakum County is very low.

Wahkiakum Public Health is not recommending any additional precautions to protect against COVID-19 at this time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend that people who are well wear face masks to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.


The Washington State Dept. of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public.

If you have questions about what is happening in Washington state, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

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