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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention Information

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Prevention Information

If you have symptoms of coronavirus - fever & cough, congestion, or shortness of breath - call the White Plains Hospital hotline for further screening at 914-681-2900 before you head to the Emergency Department. Concerned about exposure, but have no symptoms? Call the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) at 888-364-3065. This hotline is staffed 24/7. 


We urge everyone to continue to practice common sense preventive measures. While there is currently no vaccine to prevent this virus, these simple steps can help stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses:


• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.


In addition to general guidance provided to the public, New York State has been providing sector-specific guidance to groups such as health care workers and nursing homes, as well as schools.  The City of White Plains is working with state, county, and local officials, as well as White Plains Hospital, community and faith-based organizations, and the White Plains School District to ensure a coordinated response and will continue to update residents on a regular basis.  For more information access these trustworthy resources:

NYS DOH:
https://health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

CDC:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

CDC Guide for Community and faith-based Organizations:

Westchester County DOH:
https://health.westchestergov.com/

World Health Organization:

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses 


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