Main County Health Department Link: https://cchealth.org
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The Health Department released new guidelines for dealing with the virus. Many of these are called “social distancing” which is proven to reduce the spread of contagious viral disease.
These guidelines are not mandatory, but health officials strongly urge they are followed.
- High risk people (those over age 50 or with pre-existing chronic illness) should avoid mass gatherings such as parades, sporting events, religious services, celebrations and concerts where people are within arm’s length of each other and there are 50 or more people.
- Organizers should cancel or postpone large gatherings such as concerts, sporting events, celebrations, conventions, religious services and community events where 50 or more people are within arm’s length of each other.
- More hand sanitizers in classrooms and workplaces
- Public, commercial transit should increase sanitizing
San Francisco is taking the lead in preparing for the Covid-19 Virus. You can check out these links below for more information.
Since the Coronavirus is a protein molecule (DNA), covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), the disintegration times depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only: between 3 hours (fabric and porous), 4 hours (copper and wood), 24 hours (cardboard), 42 hours (metal) and 72 hours (plastic). However, if you shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth, or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours and can lodge in your nose.