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This situation is fluid and Weston’s Board of Health remains vigilant to provide as much protection and information to the community as possible. Read COVID-19 Facts to know the facts and to stop the rumors.
The Weston Board of Health is following the protocols for managing the Covid-19 / Coronavirus as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Mass Department of Public Health.
At the present, those directives require:
Printable fact sheets are available from the Department of Public Health with information on the virus, detection and prevention.
Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs. These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses:
There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for 2019-nCoV infection. People infected with 2019-nCoV should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. People who think they may have been exposed to 2019-nCoV should contact your healthcare provider immediately. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Be on the look-out for people with travel history to China, and fever and respiratory symptoms.If you are a healthcare professional caring a 2109-nCoV patient, please take care of yourself and follow recommended infection control procedures.
See your healthcare provider immediately and follow CDC guidance on how to reduce the risk of spreading your illness to others (above).
Also, read how to stop the stigma.
Find up to date information on CDC’s travel health notices web page