General preventative measures for the public?

The best course of action to combat the COVID-19 virus is to follow the CDC’s recommendations for prevention, which can be found here. This includes:

  • Washing Hands.  It’s important to wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Clean and Disinfect Frequently: Clean your working area, and other frequently touched objects and surfaces with cleaning sprays or wipes.
  • Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose and Mouth: If you can, please avoid touching your face as much as possible.
  • Stay Home if You Are Feeling Sick: If you are feeling ill, take similar precautions that you would with any other sickness and please stay home.

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1. What is COVID-19?
2. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
3. Who are the people at high-risk?
4. General preventative measures for the public?
5. What is South Metro doing for preventive measures?
6. Are events/station tours/engine demos/etc. affected?
7. What happens if our crews are exposed to COVID-19?
8. Is the South Metro Fire Rescue’s Fire Marshal’s Office Continuing to Operate During COVID-19 Pandemic?
9. Should I still call 911 if I have symptoms similar to that of COVID-19?