What You Need to Know About Coronavirus

Essential Information About Cornavirus 2019 is Available

prevention strategies that everyone can take to protect themselves and others from the spread of respiratory illnesses, which includes coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The Davie County Health Department homepage is now live with information on coronavirus.

Please visit this site to take preventative action to protect yourself and others from the spread of respiratory illnesses, which includes the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

The Davie County Health Department and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council management are carefully monitoring the evolving situation regarding the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

From the Davie County Health Department:

Coronavirus Disease 2019- What You Should Know

Don’t be alarmed, be armed with information. There are some prevention strategies that everyone can take to protect themselves and others from the spread of respiratory illnesses, which includes coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). 

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it away.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.

Please follow the following links for more reliable information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and preventing the spread of disease:

Information for Schools

Schools, colleges, and childcare centers can take precautions now to help to protect students and children, faculty and staff from the spread of respiratory illnesses, which include COVID-19. Please see the following links up-to-date information from reliable sources:

  • Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Stop the Spread of Germs
  • COVID-19: Colleges, Universities, Schools and Childcare Facilities

Information for Childcare and Daycare Providers

Schools, colleges, and childcare centers can take precautions now to help to protect students and children, faculty and staff from the spread of respiratory illnesses, which include COVID-19. Please see the following links up-to-date information from reliable sources:

  • Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Stop the Spread of Germs
  • COVID-19: Colleges, Universities, Schools and Childcare Facilities

Information for Providers

Preventing transmission of respiratory pathogens in the healthcare setting requires adherence to, and application of, strong infection prevention practices and policies including environmental and engineering controls, administrative controls, safer work practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Please see the following links for information specific to healthcare providers:

Information for Long-Term Care Facilities

The general strategies that the CDC recommends to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities are the same strategies these facilities use every day to detect and prevent the spread of other respiratory viruses like influenza. Please see the following links to learn more information. 

Information for Veterinarians

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “While this virus seems to have emerged from an animal source, it is now spreading from person-to-person in China. There is no reason to think that any animals including pets in the United States might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus. To date, CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19. At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals including pets can spread COVID-19. However, since animals can spread other diseases to people, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals.”  

Information for Businesses

prevention strategies that everyone can take to protect themselves and others from the spread of respiratory illnesses, which includes coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Please see the below information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and follow this link for more information: 

  • Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19

The following interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of COVID-19.

To prevent stigma and discrimination in the workplace, use only the guidance described below to determine risk of COVID-19. Do not make determinations of risk based on race or country of origin, and be sure to maintain confidentiality of people with confirmed COVID-19. 

  • Encourage sick employees to stay home
  • Seperate sick employees
  • Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette, and hand hygiene
  • Keep your environment clean
  • Advise employees before they travel to follow certain precautions

 Where to Find More Information

All of the above information accessed from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. With thanks to the Davie County Department of Health and Human Resources for permission to reprint and distribute this information.