As we near the Labor Day holiday, the Florida Department of Health in Nassau County encourages the community to practice universal precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The COVID-19 virus spreads when people are close and talking, coughing or sneezing. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. “Individuals infected with COVID-19 may show mild or no symptoms but are still able to spread the infection, stated Dr. Eugenia Ngo-Seidel, Health Department Director, “so when gatherings are planned, it is important to remember how to prevent spreading COVID-19 unknowingly to friends and family.”
DOH reminds all Nassau residents to protect the vulnerable by avoiding the Three Cs: Closed Spaces, Crowded Places and Close-Contact Settings and by wearing a mask in public:
Everyone plays a part in lowering the impact within our communities, homes, workplaces and gathering spaces.
Taking every day preventative actions helps to impede the spread of respiratory diseases such as COVID-19. Preventative actions include:
For additional information, visit the Florida Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage at www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19.
About the Florida Department of Health
The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.
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