COVID-19 Prevention

The Unified Command is once again reminding residents of the importance of wearing a face mask where physical distancing (2m/6ft) is not possible, such as grocery stores, convenience stores, or when in public spaces.

  1. To ensure maximum protection of yourself and others, please take a moment to learn how to properly use a non-medical mask. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to put on a non-medical mask or face covering.
  2. Click here to learn how to make your own cloth face covering, which includes a few options.


COVID-19 Prevention:

Those who are infected with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms. You may not know you have symptoms of COVID-19 because they are similar to a cold or flu.

Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19.

Symptoms have included:

  • Fever above 38 degrees Celsius
  • A new cough, or worsening chronic cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • A new onset of fatigue
  • A new onset of muscle pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of sense of taste
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • In children, purple markings on the fingers and toes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pneumonia


If you have symptoms of COVID-19:

  • stay home to avoid spreading it to others
  • call 1.877.644.4545 for instructions
  • if you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and tell them your symptoms


The best way to prevent the spread of infections is to:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, especially with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • when coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with your arm or tissues to reduce the spread of germs
  • immediately dispose of any used tissues into the garbage as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as toys, electronic devices, and doorknobs.
  • clean and disinfect items from outside the home, such as groceries.
  • stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others