Let’s start with what is published by city officials.
Below, you will see everything I could find from city of Chester officials that cover Coronavirus. I guess this is the extent of information they’ll be disseminating.
Livia Smith is the listed Director of Public Health Services for the city of Chester. I don’t know her so I can’t vouch for her qualification as a health professional but it’s good to know the city has a Public Health department. She posted this on the city website concerning the Coronavirus.
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY CHESTER BUREAU OF HEALTH
What is coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others circulating among animals, including camels, cats and bats.
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
-Shortness of breath
The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.
How can the Coronavirus spread?
Human coronaviruses spread just like the flu or a cold:
-Through the air by coughing or sneezing;
-Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands;
-Touching an object or surface with the virus on it;
-Occasionally, fecal contamination.
How can I help protect myself?
-Cover coughs or sneezes with your elbow. Do not use your hands!
-Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
-Clean surfaces frequently, including countertops, light switches, cell phones, remotes, and other frequently touched items.
-Contain: if you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better.