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May 2020

Updated Last on June 12, 2020

 

COVID-19

Coronaviruses

There are four types of coronaviruses that are common in humans and often cause mild to moderate illness like the common cold.  Coronaviruses are common in many species of animals, and usually cannot be transmitted to humans. Occasionally, there are coronaviruses that have not been found in humans before and cause more severe illness such as Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). To protect yourself from getting coronaviruses: wash, your hands regularly, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and avoid close contact with anyone who is ill.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a coronavirus that has not been found to occur in humans prior to being identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December of 2019.  It has been associated with an outbreak of respiratory illness in China. The primary risk factor at this time is recent travel to mainland China or close contact (within 6 feet) of someone who has been diagnosed with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Symptoms for Coranavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) range from mild to severe and include: fever, cough and shortness of breath. It is thought to spread through respiratory droplets, similar to the flu.  This virus is not spreading in the United States right now but the best way to protect yourself is to wash your hands regularly, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and avoid close contact with anyone who is ill, do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands .

Centers for Disease Control Guidance for Various Organizations, the Community, and Travel

Novel Coronavirus and You - FAQ Sheet

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Jackson County Schools, District Plan for COVID-19

FDA Best Practices on Safe Food Handling and Employee Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

Guidance for Small Businesses with 10 or fewer Employees 

Guidance for Restaurants with takeaway service or outdoor dining options

Guidance for Religious Entities and Funeral Homes

Guidance for Barber Shops, hair salons, nail salons, pet grooming and other professional services

Guidance for Reopening of Wellness Centers

Governor Justice's "Safer At Home" order

Week 4 Guidance 

Guidance for fitness centers, gyms, and recreation centers

Guidance for sports training facilities (gymnastics, dance, martial arts)

Guidance for Indoor Dining at Restaurants

Guidance for Tanning Salons

Guidance for Outdoor Recreation Rentals (ATVs, Canoes, Kayaks, etc)

Guidance for Large/Specialty Retail Stores

Guidance for ALL Campgrounds

Guidance for Hotels, Motels, Rentals, and Cabins

Guidelines for Indoor Malls

Week 5 Guidance

Guidelines for Bars (50% Capacity)

Guidelines for Museums and Visitor Centers

Guidelines for Zoos

Guidelines for Spas and Massage

Guidance for Reopening Recreational Water Facilities (Pools)

Guidelines for Bowling Alleys, Pool Halls, Roller Skating Rinks, Indoor Amusement

Guidelines for Limited Video Lottery Establishments

Week 7 Guidance

Guidelines for Low-contact Outdoor Youth Sports

Guidelines for Little League Sports Practices

Week 9 Guidance

Youth Sports games with Spectators

Outdoor Sporting events with Spectators

Outdoor Equestrian Sporting events with Spectators

Guidelines for Summer Youth Camps

Week 10 Reopenings

Fairs, Festivals, Amusement Parks, and Rides Guidelines

Additional Guidelines

WVSSAC-Sanctioned high school and middle school athletic programs and bands

Guidelines for Auctions

Guidelines for Outdoor Parks and Playgrounds

Guidelines for In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

Guidelines for Nursing Home Visitation Reopening

Guidelines for Government Buildings and Employees 

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Ripley, West Virginia  25271

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