Public Health Advisory Reminding the Community to Continue Prevention Strategies
Our community has worked hard and contributed to the low incidences of COVID-19 in Lenawee County. Under Executive Order 2020-110, we are no longer required to stay home. With that in mind, I understand many people are eager to go places and gather with friends and family. It is important to remember that while outside of our homes, each of us is personally responsible to minimize the risk of further infection of COVID-19 in our community.
The virus spreads person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings or talks. Public gatherings increase the likelihood of infection. Even if you do not have symptoms, you could still be a carrier of the virus. Please protect others, especially those who are at a higher risk of severe complications from the disease.
The following prevention strategies will allow us to engage with others, while minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19 in our community;
- Stay home if you are sick
- Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19
- Limit indoor gatherings to no more than 10 people
- Limit outdoor gatherings to no more than 100 people
- Stay at least six feet apart from individuals who do not live in your household
- Wash or sanitize hands often and especially after touching common surfaces
- Wear a face covering in enclosed public spaces and in outdoor public spaces if unable to maintain 6 feet of distance from non-household members
Please know that our actions make a difference.