• 15 Days to Slow the Spread

  • 15 Days to Slow the Spread
    • 20-second hand wash with warm water and soap.
    • Keep gatherings / meetings to less than 10 people. Postpone meetings or use conference calls.
    • Restaurants should use creative ways such as utilizing drive thru, carry out and deliveries while keeping the number of people in the dining room to a minimum.
    • All events and gatherings should be postponed or canceled for the time being.
    • Reduce travel to essential only (work if necessary, groceries, and pharmacy).
    • Use social distancing, stay home if possible. Keep kids at home – you should only be around immediate family in your household.
    • If you feel sick, have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, stay at home.
    • If you are sick enough that you must see a doctor call ahead before visiting. If you are unsure if you need a doctor, call the hotline below.
    • Those who are most at risk – older people and those with severe chronic conditions. Please stay home if possible.
    • Be courteous to everyone, especially those who take care of us like firemen, policemen and health care workers – help us take care of them by helping them to stay healthy.
    • Isolate, separate, don’t touch your face, and keep a distance of 6 feet from others. Let’s help flatten the curve in the next 3 weeks.
    • If you have questions or concerns you can contact the State Corona Virus Hotline at 877-435-8411. You may also contact the Newton County Health Department at 417-451-3743, or visit our website at newtoncountyhealth.org.