National information and basic protective measures against the new coronavirus
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 27, 2020 1:00 PM
Subject: Brazoria County COVID-19 Update
Of the thirty-nine COVID-19 cases reported by Brazoria County Health Department on March 26, four of those cases were hospitalized. Today, March 27, of the thirty-nine cases, three other individuals have gone from recovering in home isolation to hospitalization, totaling seven cases now in hospital care.
We are asking Brazoria County residents to take the Brazoria County Stay Safe at Home Order seriously. Only go out when you have essentials to pick-up or traveling to-and-from your essential place of employment. You are not prohibited from engaging in outside activities, but it is not a time for social gatherings. When out, practice social distancing to protect you and your family from the spread of this very contagious disease, COVID-19.
Stay Safe Brazoria County.
Residents who have questions concerning COVID-19 can call the Brazoria County COVID-19 Information Line at 979-864-2167, for non-health related questions call 979-864-1898, Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Brazoria County Health Department is currently investigating the confirmed cases. They will contact anyone who could have been at risk of exposure, and will release information via Brazoria County channels to the wider community if there is a larger impact.
Personal information will NOT be released about any COVID-19 cases as that would be in direct violation of HIPPA.
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Public safety officials in the City of Manvel are closely monitoring coronavirus news and impacts associated with this illness via regular updates provided by County, State, and National public health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The City of Manvel is taking steps to ensure the continuity of essential city services and minimize the consequences to the community in the event that this illness spreads to our community.
The CDC emphasizes that this is still an evolving situation and offers the following risk assessment:
There are practical steps each of us can take, however, not only to prevent the spread of the coronavirus but also seasonal flu, which has had far greater impact on the U.S. and remains a significant health hazard. the CDC suggests:
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