Current Information on Respiratory Illnesses
Protect! Don’t Infect!
Holiday gatherings are a major driver of transmission of these and other respiratory illnesses. Please take these steps to keep family, friends, and our community safe:
First, last, and Foremost: Stay home if you feel sick! What feels like a minor head cold to you could be lethal to someone else. It’s not worth the risk. If you cannot stay home, please take every precaution to avoid infecting people.
Stay up-to-date with your vaccines for COVID-19 and flu. Vaccines do not guarantee that you won’t get sick. But they are effective at making the infection less severe. They are an important measure in addition to other precautions. Vaccination is not a cure-all!
Wear an N95 mask in crowded public indoor spaces. This will protect you from all viruses and prevent you from infecting others if you are asymptomatically infected.
Ventilate indoor spaces. It dilutes the airborne virus load.
Test before you “Guest!” Free rapid Antigen tests for COVID are available at all Town Halls and Libraries. Please test before attending gatherings.
Wash your hands often with soap and water. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. Hands carry virus to your mouth/nose/eyes where the virus can find entry.
Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing. And then Wash your Hands! Do not “reach out and touch someone” with virus on your hands!
Clean and disinfect surfaces. especially those that are touched often, like doorknobs.
Please read the attached file for further info!
Have a Safe Holiday Season.