The city's Department of Health and Human Services has activated its 24/7 hotline. Residents can call (413) 750-3250 for information and updates on the latest developments related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
The City of Springfield's Health and Human Services Department is currently monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will provide further updates as new developments and relevant information becomes available.
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The Coronavirus disease is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a noel coronavirus that was frst identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against other respiratory viruses, including COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
- Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
There are currently no vaccines available to protect against this novel coronavirus infection.
You can help prevent COVID-19 with social distancing:
- Call/Facetime/online chat with friends and family
- Stay home as much as you can
- If you must go out:
- Don’t gather in groups
- Stay 6 feet away from others
- Don’t shake hands or hug
- And please continue to wash your hands frequently