NYC DOHMH Update on Novel Coronavirus 1.30.2020

What we know now:

  • Risk to New Yorkers is LOW

  • There are ZERO cases of the novel Coronavirus in NYC

  • A total of six cases have been confirmed in the United States; none (as of 1/30/20) in New York State

What should New Yorkers Do?

  • Go about your daily lives

  • Practice same precautions that you would during cold and flu season - Cover your mouth/nose with tissue/sleeve when coughing or sneezing - Wash your hands with soap and warm water or use alcohol based hand sanitizer - If you feel sick, stay home - Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands

  • If you have recently traveled in Wuhan, China and have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, call your health care provider right away

  • At this time, New Yorkers DO NOT need to: - Limit travel within the city - Wear a face mask if healthy.  Face masks are only recommended if directed by a health care providers. - Change anything about where you get your food or how you prepare it. - Avoid public gatherings and public transportation.

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