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COVID-19 Resources

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The WarnCentralTexas.org team from across the 10-county region wants all residents to stay as safe and as informed as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has compiled a number of resources to help you make decisions about your health and well-being.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness spreading across areas of the United States. The risk of infection with COVID-19 is higher for people who are in close contact of someone known to have COVID-19, for example healthcare workers, or household members. Others at higher risk for infection are those who live in or have recently been to an area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19.

The virus spreads mainly between people who are in close contact with one another, within about 6 feet, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Prevent the spread of COVID-19 by: avoid close contact with people who are sick; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
en español: Usted puede ayudar a prevenir la propagacion de enfermedades respiratorias con las siguientes medidas: evite el contacto cercano con las personas enfermas; evite tocarse los ojo, la variz la boca; lavese las manos frecuentemente con agua y jabon por al menos 20 segundos.

National and State Updates

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — is providing information on how to prepare and protect yourself and your family to help prevent the spread of cases. It also lists information on what to do if you believe you have COVID-19 and discusses recent statics and measures taken at the federal level to prevent the spread of the virus.

Texas Department of Health and Human Services — is providing information on what do in the state of Texas if you are sick, as well as testing informationsymptoms, and prevention tips. It also provides updates about the spread of the virus on the statewide level. It asks to help DSHS share facts, not fear.

Texas Division of Emergency Management — has created an interactive story map providing information about the virus across the state and provides an impact planning report by county with several key statistics.

Symptoms of COVID-19: Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath.
en español: síntomas de COVID-19 fiebre, tos, dificultad para respirar

Local Updates and Actions

The first step in preparing yourself and preventing the spread of the virus according to the CDC is to find local information. The following are links to information and actions take my local jurisdictions to help contain the virus. Please follow the links to understand what is happening in your community.

Caldwell County

(updating its home page)

Fayette County

(updating its home page)

Lee County

(updating its home page)

General Prevention Tips

Practice Social Distancing, which involves staying away from other people to avoid catching or spreading illness. Avoid crowds and minimize physical contact. This could mean avoiding concerts or weddings, skipping the handshake, and staying at least six feet away from others.

Wash hands often for 20 seconds and encourage others to do the same.
If no soap and water are available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Disinfect surfaces, buttons, handles, knobs, and other places touched often.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.