FCPH has been significantly involved in preparing for and responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Here are few updates as the situation continues to evolve.
- FCPH has gone into ICS and have activated command staff as well as two branches in the operations section. It is likely additional staff will also be activated.
- Garrett Guillozet has been named as our safety officer, who can answer any questions you may have as you go about your daily work. To that end, additional cleaning wipes will be purchased for conference rooms and offices as well as hand sanitizer for staff to use. In the meantime, here are a few reminders which we of course stress with the general public:
- Stay home if you are sick. Employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants). Employees should notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick.
- Wash your hands. Frequent hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of illness.
- Use hand sanitizer. Sanitizer stations are located throughout the office. Please be sure that you are using frequently.
- Personal Hygiene. Avoid touching your face or mouth. Ensure that you are covering your cough and using tissues as needed. Put your used tissue in a waste basket. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
If you are field staff and would like a container of sanitizer for your vehicle, please let Garrett know and a combined order will be placed.
- FCPH has made presentations to the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, school districts and hosted a webinar for our townships, villages and cities. All of those materials and additional guidance documents can be found in the Forms Drive. J:\Responses\Responses 2020\2019 N-CoV
- Our website is syndicating content from the CDC for the most accurate information. Please share this and our social media with your stakeholders, external colleagues and others as you feel appropriate.