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News Safer-at-Home Advisory

DPH Public Health Advisory
5/18/2020
  • Department of Public Health

Phase 1

  • People over the age of 65 and people who have underlying health conditions – who are at high risk for COVID-19 – should continue to stay home except for essential errands such as going to the grocery store and to attend to healthcare needs
  • All residents are advised to leave home only for healthcare, worship and permitted work, shopping, and outdoor activities
  • When going to the pharmacy ask if you can fill your prescriptions for 90 days if possible; for some medications this is not allowed. If you are at high-risk, try to use a mail-order service
  • Don’t participate in close contact activities such as pick-up sports games
  • All residents are REQUIRED to cover their face when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public
  • Parents should limit play dates for children
  • Refrain from visiting nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, or other residential care settings
  • All residents are advised to wash their hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soapy water
  • All residents are advised to be vigilant, monitor for symptoms and stay home if you feel sick
  • Use remote modes of communication like phone or video chat instead of visiting friends or family who are high risk for COVID-19

Resources

If you or a family/household member does not feel safe at home, please call 1-800-799-7233 for live support.  If you are unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org to chat online, or text LOVEIS to 22522.

If you or a family/household member have another concern or need regarding this stay-at-home advisory, please call 2-1-1.

You can sign up to get the most up-to-date information sent to your phone by texting COVIDMA to 888-777.

Department of Public Health 

DPH promotes the health and well-being of all residents by ensuring access to high-quality public health and healthcare services, and by focusing on prevention, wellness, and health equity in all people.
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