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The administration’s selections surrounding the managing of the COVID-19 pandemic are data-driven, literature-based and observe established public well being practices. The division makes use of statewide and nationwide knowledge in addition to peer-reviewed literature, and steering from the CDC and White Home when making public well being selections. Selections are based mostly on science and details.
COVID-19 is a novel virus, which means by no means seen earlier than on the planet.
The virus is assumed to unfold primarily from person-to-person, between people who find themselves in shut contact with each other (inside about 6 toes); via respiratory droplets produced when an contaminated individual coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land within the mouths or noses of people who find themselves close by or presumably be inhaled into the lungs.
All steering recommends that everybody wash their arms continuously, put on a masks, follow social distancing, disinfect surfaces, keep away from going out if sick, and monitoring well being for signs of the virus. These easy practices assist cease the unfold of the virus.
The Administration has used all out there details, knowledge factors and knowledgeable steering in its resolution to information the response to COVID-19, always searching for to guard lives and livelihoods.