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Reduce the spread of infection by washing your hands for at least 20 seconds.

The buzz of coronavirus is real but it’s important to know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration states that “There is no evidence of ongoing transmission of 2019-nCoV in the United States at this time.”

“There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with 2019-nCoV as the outbreak investigation continues. Based on how other similar viruses spread, infected people may be able to spread the 2019-nCoV through their respiratory secretions, especially when they cough or sneeze. Previous outbreaks of coronavirus have been associated with spread from ill people to others through close contact, such as caring for or living with an infected person,” OSHA also shares.

The CDC recommends:

  • frequent hand washing
  • avoiding close contact with people who are sick and
  • not touching your face with unwashed hands.

Also please be considerate and stay home if you’re sick, regularly disinfect surfaces and objects and practice good hygiene when coughing or sneezing.

Updated 2/13/20: Read about Community Monitoring of Coronavirus from the Columbus Chamber of Commerce.