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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Important Information about the Coronavirus

Coronavirus information

The Town of San Anselmo is monitoring and coordinating with the Marin County Health Department regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). The novel coronavirus is a member of the same family of viruses that causes common colds. Treatment is similar to that for other viral infections. Marin County Public Health encourages everyone to emphasize good hygiene to reduce the risk of infection with a respiratory virus, including Coronavirus. Thus, please incorporate the following practices:

-Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds

-When soap and hot water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

 -Cover your cough or sneeze with the crook of your arm, not your hands

 -Avoid touching your face, including the inside of your nose 

 -Stay home from work or school if you are sick

 -Get your flu shot to protect against flu

If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing coronavirus infections, monitor your health and contact your healthcare provider if you develop upper respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.

Health experts agree that the measures taken have been effective in containing the coronavirus, but that if precautions are not taken, the coronavirus could spread to communities across the United States.You should prepare for the possibility disruption of day-to-day activities that an outbreak will cause.  

THINGS YOU CAN DO INCLUDE:

  • Ensure you have adequate supply of essential medicines
  • Prepare a childcare plan if the childcare is not available (including school closures)
  • Staying up to date with trusted resources (e.g., CDC)
  • Have sufficient for in the event you have to stay home

Marin residents who have recently returned from areas with community transmission of coronavirus, such as Italy, are considered low risk and are not being asked to stay isolated at home. If a resident develops symptoms such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing, however, they should contact their healthcare provider, report their symptoms and travel history to such health care professionals. 


Questions or concerns can be directed to the Public Health Division, Communicable Disease Control Unit at 415-473-4163 or https://www.marinhhs.org/coronavirus.


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