Congressman Gerry Connolly Enewsletter
 

Dear Neighbor,

I want to take a moment to make sure you have the latest information regarding the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. While there is no cause for panic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers COVID-19 a serious public health threat and it’s important you have information from trusted sources that will help prevent the disease from spreading further.

PREVENTION (source: CDC)

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. But there are also several simple and very effective ways to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. You should:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your face (especially your eyes, nose, and mouth) with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
If you are sick, to keep from spreading any illness to others, you should:
  • Stay home except to get medical care.
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

RESOURCES

Experts are working hard to understand this new strain of coronavirus. Because new information is coming out by the hour, please visit the sites below to stay up-to-date.

  • The Centers for Disease Control provides updates on the virus and safety information for the public and healthcare professionals.
  • The State Department provides a list of travel advisories for those who are planning to fly outside of the United States.
  • While no cases have been confirmed in Virginia at this time, the Virginia Department of Health provides updates and information specific to the Commonwealth.
I am continuing to monitor this situation closely, and my office remains in contact with the Governor's office. The health and safety of you and your loved ones is my highest priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call my office at (703) 256-3071.

Sincerely,

Gerald E. Connolly
Member of Congress
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Washington, DC Office
2238 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1492

Annandale Office
4115 Annandale Road, Ste. 103
Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: (703) 256-3071
Fax: (703) 354-1284

Prince William Office
2241-D Tacketts Mill Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Phone: (571) 408-4407
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