|I want to take this opportunity to share important information related to coronavirus and what you can to do help prevent the spread of disease. Please know that I am monitoring this situation as it evolves and will continue to provide updates to my constituents. Ensuring the health and safety of the American people is our number one priority.
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Congress is Taking Action
Our country is well positioned to tackle public health emergencies like coronavirus. Last year, President Trump signed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act into law. This bill reauthorized our public health preparedness and response programs and gives officials the tools they need in order to respond quickly and effectively to ongoing threats. Congress has also continually invested in our public health agencies, which has equipped them to handle situations like this one.
President Trump and his administration have taken decisive action to protect Americans and they will continue to do so. Congress is committed to working with them to ensure adequate resources are made available to respond to coronavirus. So far, three response packages have been signed into law.
Package #1: H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act.
Package #2: H.R.6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Package #3: H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
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Preventing Spread of Disease
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a respiratory illness and patients have had mild to severe symptoms. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath and may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure.
If you develop symptoms, have been in close contact with someone known to have COVID-19, or have recently traveled to an area with widespread or community spread of COVID-19, call your doctor.
There are simple things you can do to help prevent the spread of disease:
Those who have the greatest risk of the coronavirus are the most vulnerable populations, like seniors and those with other health conditions. There is currently no vaccine available for COVID-19. The National Institutes of Health and private industry are working as quickly as they can to develop a vaccine, but one will not be ready for the public for at least a year.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
For More Information
To get the latest information on coronavirus, visit the CDC's website or Twitter.
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