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Coronavirus (COVID-19), which was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, causes respiratory illness in people and can be spread from person to person. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Since its initial outbreak, thousands of cases have been reported in China with additional cases confirmed in other countries, including the U.S.

 

Person-to-person spread of the virus is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Take these everyday preventative actions to help stop the spread of germs:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover you cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid shaking hands; instead wave, touch elbows, or just say hello.

The Town of Farmington continues to monitor guidance and updates from the CDC and the World Health Organization, regarding recommended precautions and actions. Click here for the latest Town of Farmington Coronavirus/COVID-19 updates and information.

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 Contact Information:

  • For general questions call 2-1-1 for the Coronavirus Info Center or text "CTCOVID" to 898211.  The 2-1-1 hotline is available 24 hours a day.
  • Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider to seek treatment.