Kent County gives coronavirus prevention reminders to ‘essential’ workers


March 27, 2020 - 456 views

Kent County Health leaders are offering health recommendations to “essential” workers and others still out in the community after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus. Kent County Health Director Adam London issued the recommendations Thursday, March 26.

They are as follows:

· People with fever of 100.4 degrees or greater and coughing unrelated to a chronic lung condition need to stay home until they are free of fever – without the aid of a fever-suppressant – for at least 72 hours and at least 7 days have passed since the symptoms began.

· Employers providing critical services exempt from the governor’s order should take reasonable measures to space patrons and employees at least 6 feet apart, disinfect common touch points, and require ill employees to stay home.

· Persons knowingly exposed with close contact to an individual positively diagnosed with COVID-19 shall quarantine themselves at home for a period of 14 days since the date of last contact with the ill person.

· People should avoid public playground equipment and other physical features that promote common touch point experiences. We strongly recommend that owners and operators of public playground equipment place signs or other notices discouraging use of the equipment. If possible, we recommend closing public access to such equipment.

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