Officials Explain Steps Being Taken to Address Coronavirus
Officials say Massachusetts is well positioned at this point to address any expansion in the state of Covid-19, a coronavirus that's killed more than 3,000 worldwide.
"Massachusetts remains at low risk and has had only one confirmed case to date so far," said Gov. Charlie Baker in a press briefing in Boston on Monday afternoon. "Our top priority remains the health and safety of our residents."
Public Health has taken several strategic steps to respond to the corona virus and to help the public stay safe and prepare."
Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders said residents can take simple precautions:
- Thoroughly wash your hands in warm, soapy water often
- Don't touch your mouth, eyes or face
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean frequently touched areas like doorknobs, table, switches and counters with household detergent
- Stay home if you feel sick
- Have a preparedness checklist ready
- Stay informed
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