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Coronavirus Prevention

May 31, 2020
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As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to be reported, you may be wondering what you can do to avoid exposure to the virus. Until a vaccine is developed, healthcare authorities recommend following the same steps you would take to prevent the spread of other respiratory viruses. That includes:

  • cleaning your hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand rub or washing them with soap and water.
  • Maintaining at least three feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Refraining from touching your eyes, nose and mouth, where the virus can be transmitted into your body.
  • covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze, then disposing of the used tissue immediately.

To avoid misinformation about COVID-19, look to trustworthy sources, such as the CDC, the World Health Organization, and local health departments websites to stay informed. 

 

 

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Small businesses make up 99% of the business community in Maine. The #PayItForwardMaine effort, launched by the Portland Chamber of Commerce and community partners, asks individuals, businesses and organizations to continue supporting local businesses and their employees in our new world of closed storefronts and physical distancing. Your favorite local businesses have been there for you through thick and thin. Now it’s time for all of us to come together and return their service and support.

#PayItForwardMaine is encouraging everyone to consider ways to show their support. That can include spending your time and effort or using the hashtag to share posts, photos, and actions.