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What is COvid-19?

COVID-19 is an emerging respiratory disease and there is more to learn about its transmission, clinical course, and populations at increased risk of disease and complications (see How COVID-19 Spreads). Everyone can do their part to help plan, prepare, and respond to this emerging public health threat.

Source: CDC 

rapidly Changing environment

A COVID-19 outbreak could last for a long time. Depending on the severity of the outbreak, public health officials may recommend community actions designed to limit exposure to COVID-19. Officials may ask us to modify, postpone, or cancel large events for the safety and well-being of our clergy, staff, participants, and the community.

If you have any questions about COVID-19, call NYS Department of Health hotline: (888) 364-3065

Source: CDC 

COVID-19 Key Prevention Strategies

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

People who are at higher risk are encouraged to avoid crowds as much as possible. Find more information here.

Employ daily practice of everyday preventive actions. Use health messages and materials developed by credible public health sources such as your local public health department or CDC to encourage staff and participants to practice good personal health habits. Promote everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, which include:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.

Source: CDC 

What TINW is Doing

  • Sharing information we receive from trusted health sources.
  • Encouraging anyone feeling ill to stay at home.
  • Daily sanitizing of gathering spaces and frequently touched surfaces like door knobs and light switches, etc. 
  • Providing COVID-19 prevention supplies at services and events for staff and participants, including sinks with soap, hand sanitizers, tissues, and waste baskets for safe disposal of used items.
  • Adding hand sanitizer stations throughout the building.
  • Streaming our weekly services if you would like to participate from home.
  • Investigating ways to use video technology to allow us to carry out distance programming should that become a useful way to continue activities.
  • Eliminating food at all services and meetings.
  • Staying current on health advisories and best practices in our area.

From County Legislator, Catherine Borgia

How to get tested for COVID-19:

  • If you have been in contact with someone infected or if you feel symptoms, contact your primary care doctor and they will arrange for the a Health Dept worker to come to you for a test. If you are sick, please stay home.
  • You can also call 211 if you don’t have a primary care physician.
  • Also feel free to text Ms. Borgia at 914-262-8873 if you run into any trouble.
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