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COVID-19 in Oregon

Last night, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced the first presumed case of Coronavirus, or, COVID-19, in Oregon.

Right now, I am working with the Oregon congressional delegation, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local care providers to obtain more information and resources for our communities.

I will keep you updated as we learn more about the virus and what you can do to stay safe and protect your loved ones.

In the meantime, we need to take the same precautions as we do with any infectious respiratory illnesses:

  • Stay home if you're sick, and avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your face -- particularly your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched (children's toys, doorknobs, kitchen and bathroom surfaces, etc.)

  • Maintain your overall health: staying current on vaccinations, eating well, and exercising will help your immune system's resilience.

  • Consult the CDC travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US. On any plane or train, use a disinfectant wipe to clean surfaces like tray tables, armrests, or infotainment systems.

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Posted on February 29, 2020.

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