EMA encourages citizens to continue practicing social distancing

| March 31, 2020

Please continue to maintain social distancing standards as you are participating in outdoor activity or shopping for essential items. Every citizen has a role in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Basic hygiene and compliance with Ohio Health Department Orders can and will save lives. It is up to each and everyone of us to do everything we can to win this fight. Be kind, courteous, and patient with each other. Our community is strong and many are doing amazing things to help our first responders and healthcare workers. Your help is much appreciated

For information about what businesses are permitted to remain open during the Stay at Home order, please refer to coronavirus.ohio.gov. Here you can see the complete order as well as an FAQ. Do not call local law enforcement, EMS or the local health departments for this information.

The collaborative effort of public health, public safety, EMA as well as city and county officials continue to meet in an effort to maintain a common operating picture and to be sure information is shared. We ask our citizens to only rely on credible sources for information about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Actions for Citizens

Please refer to official sources for accurate information about what is being accomplished in the fight against COVID-19. There are many untrue rumors and misinformation that can hinder our ability to provide important information that the citizens of Coshocton County needs.

Check on your neighbors. Help one another out as we all go through this difficult time. Be patient and kind to one another.

To prevent the spread of the disease the CDC encourages everyone to follow these effective practices:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.

Avoid touching you eyes nose and mouth

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing

Avoid contact with sick people

Stay home when you are sick

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects – doorknobs, light switches, keyboards, etc.

For More Information

For further information visit the Facebook pages of the Coshocton City Health Department, the Coshocton County Health Department and the Coshocton County EMA and the following websites: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus, www.coronavirus.ohio .gov. People with questions about COVID-19 can call the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center, 7 days a week from 9am-8pm at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

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