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Posted on: March 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Monitoring Coronavirus

coronavirus update

As news about the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the City of League City is actively monitoring the situation and taking the proper precautions to prevent the spread of any communicable illness among our own employees. Staff with the City’s Human Resources Department have been emphasizing good hygiene practices throughout all City facilities and stressing the importance of employees staying home when sick.

The City’s Emergency Operations Center is currently requiring departments to evaluate all aspects of City operations, should the City experience any staffing shortages associated with COVID-19. This includes succession planning of all leadership roles and the identification of critical staff members required to maintain adequate service should we experience any staffing shortages.

The Galveston County Health District has opened an information call center to answer questions about COVID-19. The center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  The number to call is 409-938-7221. There is also regularly, updated information on their website. There are currently no cases of COVID-19 in Galveston County.

COVID Phone Bank

If you do feel sick and believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your health care provider or a hospital immediately. Describe your symptoms and travel history. If they recommend testing, go as soon as possible to protect yourself and those around you.

Residents can help prevent the spread of illness by:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. The CDC recommends keeping a distance of at least six feet.
  • Stay home when you are sick. Keeping a sick child at home prevents the spread of illness in the school and community and allows your child an opportunity to rest and recover.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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