Ft Tuthill COVID-19 testing site closed.
by Meteor staff
Flagstaff Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) officials report evidence of community transmission of COVID-19 in Coconino County. Community transmission happens when there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 and there is no source of infection identified in some of the cases and cannot be directly traced back to a known exposure.
Due to the identification of community transmission, and to reduce the spread of COVID-19, health officials are reinforcing the importance of practicing social distancing, frequent
hand washing and staying home when sick.
Individuals experiencing mild respiratory illness, such as a slight fever or cough, are instructed to stay at home, monitor symptoms, contact their healthcare provider if needed and distance themselves from others as much as possible. Individuals experiencing serious symptoms should contact their healthcare provider for medical advice. Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should call 911.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. As a reminder, CCHHS recommends taking these actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
• Wash hands frequently.
• Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
• Avoid contact with people who are sick.
• Cover your mouth with your upper sleeve or with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
• Get a seasonal flu shot
CCHHS reports 15 positive cases of COVID-19 with 172 tests pending. Across Arizona there are 152 positive cases.
More information is available at www.coconino.az.gov/covid19 or by calling the Coconino County COVID-19 Information Line at 928-679-7300. Information is also available by emailing email@example.com.