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~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago   Mar 13 2020, 11:54am 
 
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The Coronavirus has recently made its way to the United States and Texas. Here is information on what you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as helpful links to resources and cancellation updates.
 
publichealth.harrisc ountytx.gov/Resource s/2019-Novel-Coronav irus
 
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A novel coronavirus called SARS-coV-2 (formally called 2019-nCoV) has emerged out of Wuhan, China. In the following weeks since its emergence, the virus has spread to multiple countries around the world, including the United States. The illness that SARS-CoV-2 causes is COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 can appear 2-14 days after exposure and include:
 
-Fever
-Cough
-Shortness of breath
 
Current case counts in the United States are available on the CDC website.
 
www.cdc.gov/coronavi rus/2019-ncov/index. html
 
Current case counts in Texas are available on the DSHS website.
 
www.dshs.texas.gov
 
Prevention:
 
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. These everyday actions can all prevent exposure to other respiratory viruses as well.
 
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC's recommendations for using a facemask. CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if visibly dirty.
 
DSHS Call Center:
 
Texas Department of State Health Services has a dedicated call center to answer your COVID-19 related questions or concerns. To find more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC or DSHS websites or call the number below.
 
DSHS COVID 19 Call Center: 1-877-570-9779
 
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
 
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HUMBLE ISD:
 
"Humble ISD will be closed through next week to support our community and health care professionals in the ongoing goal of containing Coronavirus COVID-19. All activities and events that were scheduled in Humble ISD from Thursday, March 12, through Saturday, March 21, are cancelled and our buildings are closed.
 
By taking this step now, our community will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and assist in preserving the capacity of our health care systems. Social distancing helps protect students, staff, and the larger Humble ISD community. Health and safety is our top priority.
 
Teachers will provide learning opportunities for students while campuses are closed. On the evening of Monday, March 16, families should expect to receive an email from their school with more information about learning opportunities. It is also the district's goal to offer food care packages for families on free and reduced lunch. Strategies that allow this while social distancing are currently in development.
 
Employees should work from home unless other arrangements are made in advance with their supervisor. Buildings are closed to the public and most staff as part of our containment strategy."
 
www.humbleisd.net
 
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**A lot of events have been cancelled or postponed, especially those with large numbers of people attending. Please check with event host/facilities before heading out to an event.
 
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COH:
 
houstonemergency.org /covid19
 
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~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago   Mar 13 2020, 12:00pm 
Ok good info
 
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~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago   Mar 13 2020, 12:01pm 
The Coronavirus has recently made its way to the United States and Texas. Here is information on what you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as helpful links to resources and cancellation updates. publichealth.harrisc ountytx.gov/Resource s/2019-Novel-Coronav irus -------------------------- A novel coronavirus called SARS-coV-2 (formally called 2019-nCoV) has emerged out of Wuhan, China. In the following weeks since its emergence, the virus has spread to multiple countries around the world, including the United States. The illness that SARS-CoV-2 causes is COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 can appear 2-14 days after exposure and include: -Fever -Cough -Shortness of breath Current case counts in the United States are available on the CDC website. www.cdc.gov/coronavi rus/2019-ncov/index. html Current case counts in Texas are available on the DSHS website. www.dshs.texas.gov Prevention: There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. These everyday actions can all prevent exposure to other respiratory viruses as well. - Avoid close contact with people who are sick. - Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. - 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. - Follow CDC's recommendations for using a facemask. CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. - Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if visibly dirty. DSHS Call Center: Texas Department of State Health Services has a dedicated call center to answer your COVID-19 related questions or concerns. To find more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC or DSHS websites or call the number below. DSHS COVID 19 Call Center: 1-877-570-9779 Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday - Friday ----------------------------- HUMBLE ISD: "Humble ISD will be closed through next week to support our community and health care professionals in the ongoing goal of containing Coronavirus COVID-19. All activities and events that were scheduled in Humble ISD from Thursday, March 12, through Saturday, March 21, are cancelled and our buildings are closed. By taking this step now, our community will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and assist in preserving the capacity of our health care systems. Social distancing helps protect students, staff, and the larger Humble ISD community. Health and safety is our top priority. Teachers will provide learning opportunities for students while campuses are closed. On the evening of Monday, March 16, families should expect to receive an email from their school with more information about learning opportunities. It is also the district's goal to offer food care packages for families on free and reduced lunch. Strategies that allow this while social distancing are currently in development. Employees should work from home unless other arrangements are made in advance with their supervisor. Buildings are closed to the public and most staff as part of our containment strategy." www.humbleisd.net ----------------------------- **A lot of events have been cancelled or postponed, especially those with large numbers of people attending. Please check with event host/facilities before heading out to an event. ----------------------------- COH: houstonemergency.org /covid19
 
@KingwoodDotCom : Thank you so much! That Texas website should be interesting
 
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~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago   Mar 13 2020, 12:04pm 
This is good info!
 
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Thank you for sharing
 
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~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago   Mar 13 2020, 12:19pm 
"- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash."
PLEASE! Too many times I see someone walking around with a tissue after blowing their nose. It sits in their hand as they proceed to touch things with the hand that it is in... it's so gross!! Or the tissue starts crumbling and crap. Come on people, one and done!
 
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~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago   Mar 13 2020, 12:31pm 
 
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~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago   Mar 13 2020, 12:43pm 
Thanks for the resources.
 
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~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago   Mar 13 2020, 1:23pm 
Greg Abbott Declares 'State of Disaster ' www.dallasnews.com/n ews/politics/2020/03 /13/watch-live-texas -gov-greg-abbot
 
@eighteen : What does that mean?
 
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~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago   Mar 13 2020, 1:36pm 
eighteen : What does that mean?
 
@TxSweepstaker : No school make up! Whoop! And a bunch of other stuff lol.
 
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~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago   Mar 13 2020, 1:41pm 
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~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago   Mar 13 2020, 1:42pm 
@KingwoodDotCom : Thank you for posting this. I bookmarked it for reference later.
 
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~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago   Mar 13 2020, 2:07pm 
eighteen : What does that mean?
 
@TxSweepstaker : Tons of relief for those who need it!
 
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~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago   Mar 13 2020, 2:15pm 
So.....the Call Center is closed on the weekend!! Not really a proactive response from Texas!!! I thought COVID-19 was a serious pandemic!
 
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