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WXYZ Editorial: Basic steps you should take to help guard against the Coronavirus

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Posted at 6:17 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 18:17:24-04

WXYZ DETROIT — Throughout the world and right here at home, everyone is concerned about the Coronavirus. With cases officially confirmed here in Metro Detroit… the Governor has declared a State of Emergency. But this does not mean we should panic.

We’re searching for the FACTS… over FEAR when it comes to keeping our families safe and healthy. So what actions should we be taking?

The health experts from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention say there are some basic protect your health steps you can take at home, at work, at school and in our communities.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a good hand sanitizer with at least 60-percent alcohol in it.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Daily disinfect handles, doorknobs, bannisters, light switches, countertops, desks, phones, keyboards and faucets.
  • Clean appliances that your hands and others come in contact with frequently.
  • Keep area surfaces clean.
  • Encourage co-workers and students to practice good hygiene.
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick, except to get medical care.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Follow any special Coronavirus protection guidelines provided by your employer.

As a trusted source of information, we are committed to giving you the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage on the Coronavirus. You can turn to 7 Action News, WXYZ dot com… or watch us on your preferred streaming service… by searching “WXYZ”.

I'm Mike Murri, VP & General Manager
Broadcast: March 12 - 15, 2020