Corona virus update March 17, 2020
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Update Coronavirus: COVID-19
What Colrain Residents Need To Know
UPDATE MARCH 17, 2020
The Town of Colrain Board of Selectmen urges residents in the strongest possible terms to adopt the difficult and disruptive behaviors of extreme social distancing in order to protect our community by helping to slow the spread and “flatten the curve” of novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.
As of this writing, March 16, 2020, there are no confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County. Nevertheless, what we all do, or don't do, over the next week will have an impact on the local and perhaps national trajectory of coronavirus and COVID-19 disease. Social Distancing is difficult and uncomfortable, and will disrupt day to day life in many ways, but it has been shown to be an effective and useful tool in slowing the spread of contagious disease. Your actions now can help prevent illness and possibly save lives - among your family, in your community, and among people you know and don't know alike.
SOCIAL DISTANCING practices include the following:
· If you do not absolutely need to go out, stay home
· If you can work from home, work from home
· If you cannot stay home:
o Avoid groups, especially of more than 10 people
o Keep at least a 6 foot distance between yourself and others
· If you have children home from school, do not schedule playdates or get-togethers with other families. This defeats the purpose of school closings
· If you feel sick at all (even slightly), STAY HOME unless you need medical attention
In addition to social distancing, continue to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. Cover your coughs/sneezes. Avoid touching your face. If you need medical attention, call ahead so your provider knows you’re coming.
For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus... Additionally, residents can call the Mass DPH information and referral hotline at 211 from any landline or cellphone to hear information about prevention, symptoms, testing, treatment and more. In the automated menu, choose a language (English or Spanish) and then press 26
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