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COVID-19 Corona Virus
Meriwether County has been closely monitoring the recent reports and information on COVID 19, commonly referred to as Corona Virus, over the last several weeks. Like you, we have watched as this illness has moved into our country, our state and now our community. While the County is not the public health organization for our area, we have been working closely to learn more information from our public health partners with the Meriwether County Health Department, Georgia Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization. This communication is not meant to alarm you, but to let you know that Meriwether County like you, is working to prepare for the spread of illness over the coming weeks and months.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Newly identified in humans toward the end of 2019, COVID-19 has spread with cases in the United States. The spread of any illness is reason for concern and the outbreak of COVID-19 has been a stressful time for communities around the world. With that said, the best defense you have is to equip yourself with information to make informed choices, prevent spread, seek proper treatment as needed, and continue to share quality information with others. (Source:CDC)
Fighting Fear with Facts
The spread of any disease is reason for concern, but sometimes fear can result in the spread of disinformation and unhelpful actions. The solution is to equip ourselves with the facts. Below is information about COVID-19 that you can use today to make informed choices about you and your family’s health. You can view this information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Take Action Today
The resources you need to make informed decisions are here. Use the links below to prepare your home, work, and other frequently visited places for possible COVID-19. While preparing yourself, remember to share quality information with the people in your lives. Fear of other people whether they are currently sick, recently traveled, or any other reason will not help stop the spread of COVID-19. It is through the actions we take today and the spread of useful information to others that we protect our communities.