The spread of the Coronavirus has caused lifestyles around the world to be adjusted in order to help stop the spread of this deadly disease.
Recently the Ellis County, Texas leadership instituted a County-wide Proclamation and Order declaring a local state of disaster. In these documents the County Judge laid out many mandates for personnel throughout the County.
This article doesn't intend to spell out all of these mandates, but focus on what is important for our members in respect to this virus.
By order of Commandant Robert Bell, all Detachment functions have either been cancelled or moved to the Zoom online platform. As the situation changes and things start to get back to normal the decision will be revisited and adjusted as needed. As for now, please stay home and take care of yourself and your family.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (6 feet) with people who are unwell.
People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.
More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
The Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
DO THE FIVE
Help Stop the Coronavirus:
1 HANDS - Wash them often
2 ELBOW - Cough into it
3 FACE - Don't touch it
4 FEET - Stay more than 3ft apart
5 FEEL sick? - Stay home