New York, NY – January 21, 2019: US Congressman Hakeem Jeffries speaks during 33rd Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. (Shutterstock)
In response to the global outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), I want to take a few moments to share some information on how to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. CDC recommends you take the following preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- Wash your hands often and vigorously with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
The safety of the constituents of the 8th Congressional District and your loved ones is of the utmost importance. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call my office. In the meantime, be safe and well.
New York’s Eighth Congressional District
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