County Council Briefed on Coronavirus, Preventative and Preparation Measures In Place

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread worldwide, prevention and preparation efforts are being taken locally to ensure the safety of all residents.

On Tuesday, Montgomery County Councilmembers were briefed on the novel coronavirus by local health and emergency management officials. Health officials say the virus causes a respiratory illness that can range from mild to severe. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Prevention measures include avoiding close contact with people who are sick, covering your cough or sneeze, and washing your hands often. Overall, health authorities say people in the local community are at low risk of contracting the coronavirus at this time.

 

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