CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

What Residents Should Know

As the coronavirus cases continue to rise in the U.S., it is important that Clarendon County take necessary and logical precautions to reduce the risk of exposure. Clarendon County Government is taking extreme precaution by encouraging employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness to stay home, provide respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene products to government departments, and perform routine environmental cleaning. 

 

PREVENT GETTING SICK 

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. *If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members. Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus. Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people. Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others. You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick. The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected. Everyone should wear a cloth face cover in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Do NOT use a face mask meant for a healthcare worker. Currently, surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders. Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes. Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect. Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. Then, use a household disinfectant.

Monitor Your Health Daily. Be alert for symptoms.
Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Especially important if you are  running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a  physical distance of 6 feet. Take your temperature if symptoms develop. Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.

SYMPTOMS

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?
  1. If you are showing signs of the coronavirus including coughing, fever over 100 degrees, and sore throat; please call your healthcare provider or local urgent care facility. Your doctor's office or urgent care will assess your symptoms over the phone and inform you of how to arrive at their facility.
  2. If at any time you have severe symptoms including shortness of breath, please go the emergency room or call 911.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK?
  • Stay Home Except to get Medical Care
  • Separate Yourself from Other People and Animals in your Home
  • Call Ahead Before Visiting the Doctor
  • Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes
  • Clean Your Hands Often
  • Clean High Touch Surfaces
  • Monitor Your Symptoms

Administration:
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Archives:
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Auditor:
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Clerk of Court:
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Clerk to Council:
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Communications:
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Coroner:
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Detention Center:
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Development Board:
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Emergency Management:
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Engineering:
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Family Court:
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Finance:
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Fire and Rescue Department:
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Fleet Maintenance:
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Grants:
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Information Technology:
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Landfill:
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Magistrate:
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Planning:
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Probate:
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Procurement:
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Public Works:
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Register of Deeds:
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Sheriff:
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Treasurer:
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Veterans Affairs:
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Voter’s Registration:
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Water and Sewer: 
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