March 06, 2020

Simple Steps You Can Take to Prevent Illnesses

Simple Steps You Can Take to Prevent Illnesses

50 North has been monitoring the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus through the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Ohio Department of Health and Hancock Public Health. 

We are taking the necessary preventive actions toward reducing the potential spread of all kinds of illnesses, including influenza.

Between the flu season and the current situation with the COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus, it’s important to stay informed about the facts.

Older people are likely to be more vulnerable to the COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus, especially older people with underlying chronic conditions.

While there have not been any cases confirmed locally, 50 North is taking precautions to prevent potential spreading of the disease by educating our staff, volunteers, members and community to follow these guidelines:

  • Get your flu shot!
  • Washing hands, encouraging the use of soap and warm water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Always wash hands first, but if unable to get to a handwashing station, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into a bent elbow.
  • Avoid touching the face, especially eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
  • Stay home if sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • If you are sick and going to the doctor’s office or hospital, call ahead to alert the health care providers so they can take necessary precautions.

For more information on coronavirus, particularly COVID-19, please visit the Hancock Public Health’s website at; the Ohio Department of Health’s website at; the CDC’s website at or the WHO’s website at

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