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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Galveston County Health District announces five additional positive COVID-19 cases

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COVID-19 Update: March 23, 11 a.m.

Galveston County Health District announced five additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 17. For more information, visit gchd.org/coronavirus

WHAT CAN OUR RESIDENTS DO TO PREVENT COMMUNITY SPREAD?

Call your healthcare provider if you feel sick

If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, stay home and call your healthcare provider. Older patients and individuals who have severe underlying medical conditions or are immunocompromised should contact their healthcare provider early, even if their illness is mild. If you have severe symptoms, such as persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips of face, contact your healthcare provider or emergency room and seek care immediately. Your doctor will determine if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and whether you should be tested. The Galveston County Health District opened an information call center to answer questions about COVID-19. You can reach the call center at 409-938-7221, option 1

How can I avoid infection with COVID-19?

The Galveston County Health District has provided important information to avoid infection. The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

There are steps you can take to keep you and your loved ones protected:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash. If tissues are not available, cough and sneeze in your elbow. Do not cough and sneeze in your hands.
  • Frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Get a flu shot. The flu vaccine does not offer protection against COVID-19, but it is also flu season.

STAY CONNECTED: Stop the spread of misinformation and follow official sites!

The situation is changing daily and sometimes hourly, so we are encouraging all residents to check the City’s website and social media channels regularly for updates.

To receive updates from the City, please subscribe to our emergency and non-emergency notification systems.

  • Emergency notification system: CLS CONNECT. To receive alerts via email or SMS, you can register to our emergency notification system “CLS Connect” by visiting our website www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/clsconnect
  • If you want to receive non-emergency notifications with City updates you can register to our non-emergency notification system “Notify Me” by visiting our website www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/notifyme
  • You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @CityofCLS. You can also subscribe to our Youtube Channel ‘City of Clear Lake Shores, TX’

For the latest developments, including current case counts, please visit the following official sites:

Clear Lake Shores is resilient, we will get through this together!

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