COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that’s spreading throughout the world: You’ve heard about it; you’re concerned about it.  Here are some things you need to know.

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 Regional Updates:

Resources and Guidance for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Message from Baystate Health

For more information:

Federal CDC page on COVID-19

Massachusetts state info on COVID-19

Things you can do to prepare.

There are basic precautions that everyone can easily take to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 —  or flu.  Let’s face it, the world is a germy place, and you pick up those germs on your hands and carry them into your body by touching your eyes, nose, mouth, or food.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer. Use those sanitary wipes at the door of the supermarket to clean the shopping cart handle; use a paper towel to open the door of the restroom door when you leave.
  • Keep your hands away from your face.
  • Be considerate of others! Cover your cough or sneeze, ideally with a tissue, and throw away the tissue. Then wash your hands.  If you really have to use your sleeve instead of a tissue, don’t then put your hands on your wet sleeve.

If you have questions, please contact:

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     Bernardston Public Health Nurse

     (413) 665-1400 Ext. 114