General Health Precautions
- Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
- Clean surfaces such as countertops, desks, light switches and cell phones frequently, with soap and water, followed up by a disinfectant.
- Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. They may appear in as few as two days or as many as 14 days after exposure.
- Reported illnesses have ranged from mild to severe illness.
What are the symptoms of the novel corona virus?
Should I get tested for the virus?
Where can I get tested for the virus?
What can I do to keep myself from getting sick?
Who is at high risk of severe illness?
How should I clean and disinfect my home?
The Stay-at-Home Order
What activities are allowed while the Stay-at-Home order is in effect?
Resources for Residents
How do I apply for unemployment wage compensation?
Am I eligible for sick leave while not working?
I need help paying my water, electric, or gas bill.
I need help paying my rent.
I need help paying my taxes.
Which schools are offering meals for students?
Which sites are offering free food for families in need?
For more resources visit SEPA211.org
Important Things to Accomplish While Staying at Home
Take 10 minutes to complete the 2020 Census for your household!
Deadline Alert: If you plan to vote by mail-in ballot in the 2020 GENERAL PRIMARY, your completed application must be received in the county office by 5:00 PM on 04/21/2020. Your voted ballot must be received in your county election office by 8:00 PM on 04/28/2020. A late application will not be accepted, even if it was postmarked before the deadline.