Montana state and local public health officials are monitoring the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation very closely.
To help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and other respiratory illnesses, you can take simple steps to protect yourself and your family.
- Stay home if you’re sick,
- Avoid contact with sick people when possible,
- Cover your cough and sneezes with the crook of your elbow or a tissue
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and wash your hands frequently
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
Call ahead to a healthcare professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread. Tell your healthcare professional about your recent travel or contact. Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. Find out more at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html
You can contact your local county or tribal health department for questions regarding COVID-19, testing or what may be occurring in your community.
– “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”, https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt, March 13, 2020
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