Home is where the heart is — and where your body needs to be too!

Published 9:04 pm Thursday, March 26, 2020

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Beaufort County Health Department is calling all to be a part of the solution and not a part of the problem. We are asking all to STAY HOME to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay home and only leave for essential trips if you are feeling well. Essential trips include: food, picking up prescription/medications and scheduled medical appointments. Necessary trips, such as groceries and prescriptions, can also be done in a way that can help prevent the spread! Order your groceries online. You can pick them up without having to go in the store or have them delivered. When picking up your prescriptions, go through the drive-thru.

  • In addition, fight the spread by:
  • Washing your hands frequently with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
    Clean/disinfect commonly used areas and surfaces.
    Cough/sneeze into a tissue and throw the tissue away.
    Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.

These are small, simple practices that you, your family and friends can do to make a big impact and help fight the spread. We must work together to take all the necessary steps to prevent the spread and protect the health of our community and loved ones!

JaNell Lewis, MPH, is the preparedness coordinator with Beaufort County Health Department.