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A Message Regarding COVID-19 From Your County Commissioners and Local Hospitals Fellow Washington County Residents: It's Sunday, March 29, 2020 and we're just two weeks into what we all can agree is an unprecedented time. As a community, we have experienced school dlosings, the shutdown of all of our gathering places, and now, the majority of us have been sent home from work and told to stay indoors. Truly unprecedented. Health experts from around the world and ours, right here in Washington County, all agree this is the best way to fight COVID-19 and to protect our loved ones. We must trust in their judgement. At this time, its imperative that you have access to the most up-to-date and accurate information available as this pandemic unfolds. We promise that as this information is released from the state and other official sources, you will immediately have access to it through our website (www.co.washington.pa.us), through the Commissioners Facebook page or through the Washington County's Human Services App available on Apple and Android platforms. County residents will also be able to find resources, programs and other necessary information to help overcome challenges that they may be experiencing from these three resources. As your commissioners, we want to assure you that we are dedicated to keeping you informed. ALSO, PLEASE NOTE, ALL COUNTY OFFICES ARE OPEN AND CONDUCTING BUSINESS, There is limited public access to our campus, but all departments can be reached by phone and if necessary, a face-to-face meeting can be scheduled. One of our greatest resources during this time wil be our hospitals. If the health experts are right, theyl be inundated by those affected. That's why it's so important that you follow these guidelines before caling or directiy heading to the emergency room. If you develop any symptoms for COVID-19, such as severe trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion or have a fever over 100 degrees, get medical attention immediately by calling 911. Aside from those severe symptoms, the majority of people who get COVID-19 can expect similar symptoms to the common cold, fu or allergies and should get rest, drink fluids and call your healthcare provider or the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH to discuss their symptoms. To help stop the spread of the virus, wash your hands thoroughly and regularly, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, avoid touching your face, dean surfaces often and pracice social distancing. This is a rapidly evolving situation and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the county's COID-19 hotline at 724-250-6552 or email our COVID-19 Emergency Center at publicinformation@co.washington.pa.us. Sincerely, Dera ayhaufen Diana ey Vughan Commissionec. Chair Larry Maggi Nck Sherman Commissioner. Vce Chair Commasioner Ping yur heth fest. ADVANCED A Sireal Hopital AHN WASHINGTON HEALTH SYSTEM CORNERSTONE CARE T Ga CENTERVILLE CLINICS Ktal aC e i C ty A Message Regarding COVID-19 From Your County Commissioners and Local Hospitals Fellow Washington County Residents: It's Sunday, March 29, 2020 and we're just two weeks into what we all can agree is an unprecedented time. As a community, we have experienced school dlosings, the shutdown of all of our gathering places, and now, the majority of us have been sent home from work and told to stay indoors. Truly unprecedented. Health experts from around the world and ours, right here in Washington County, all agree this is the best way to fight COVID-19 and to protect our loved ones. We must trust in their judgement. At this time, its imperative that you have access to the most up-to-date and accurate information available as this pandemic unfolds. We promise that as this information is released from the state and other official sources, you will immediately have access to it through our website (www.co.washington.pa.us), through the Commissioners Facebook page or through the Washington County's Human Services App available on Apple and Android platforms. County residents will also be able to find resources, programs and other necessary information to help overcome challenges that they may be experiencing from these three resources. As your commissioners, we want to assure you that we are dedicated to keeping you informed. ALSO, PLEASE NOTE, ALL COUNTY OFFICES ARE OPEN AND CONDUCTING BUSINESS, There is limited public access to our campus, but all departments can be reached by phone and if necessary, a face-to-face meeting can be scheduled. One of our greatest resources during this time wil be our hospitals. If the health experts are right, theyl be inundated by those affected. That's why it's so important that you follow these guidelines before caling or directiy heading to the emergency room. If you develop any symptoms for COVID-19, such as severe trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion or have a fever over 100 degrees, get medical attention immediately by calling 911. Aside from those severe symptoms, the majority of people who get COVID-19 can expect similar symptoms to the common cold, fu or allergies and should get rest, drink fluids and call your healthcare provider or the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH to discuss their symptoms. To help stop the spread of the virus, wash your hands thoroughly and regularly, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, avoid touching your face, dean surfaces often and pracice social distancing. This is a rapidly evolving situation and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the county's COID-19 hotline at 724-250-6552 or email our COVID-19 Emergency Center at publicinformation@co.washington.pa.us. Sincerely, Dera ayhaufen Diana ey Vughan Commissionec. Chair Larry Maggi Nck Sherman Commissioner. Vce Chair Commasioner Ping yur heth fest. ADVANCED A Sireal Hopital AHN WASHINGTON HEALTH SYSTEM CORNERSTONE CARE T Ga CENTERVILLE CLINICS Ktal aC e i C ty