What You Need to Know:
A significant viral outbreak of a new type of Coronavirus named “2019 Novel Coronavirus” or “COVID-19” is affecting a large number of countries around the world, including the United States.

  • At this time, there are no known cases in Ohio.
  • While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers this a serious public health concern, the immediate risk to the American general public is considered low at this time.
  • For updated information on the international outbreak, follow:
    • The daily World Health Organization Situation Report,
    • The Center for Disease Control Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary,
    • Or the Greene County Public Health Precautions for COVID-19.

What Can You Do?

Practicing the following routine hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of infection:

  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol hand rub regularly, especially after coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Anyone who is ill should keep a safe distance (at least 3 feet) from others to reduce the risk of transmitting germs.
  • Stay home if you don’t feel well. If you’re seriously ill, seek medical advice from a health care provider or emergency department.
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