COVID-19 Update from the Department of Public Health
Massachusetts continues to prepare for the potential outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The risk of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth is low; in contrast, the risk of flu is high.
The Department of Public Health has launched a site that includes extensive information and updates: https://www.mass.gov/guides/information-on-the-outbreak-of-2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19
These simple precautions will help prevent the spread of the flu and other respiratory illnesses:
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, using a tissue or the inside of your elbow
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water frequently and use hand sanitizer
- If you have a fever or feel sick, stay home and call your healthcare provider
- Get the flu vaccine – it is not too late!