Public Health Mitigation

Mobilizing public health resources and strategies for Lancaster County businesses to maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

What you should know

Read an article by Hilda Shirk, PhD, MSW, Retired Lancaster Healthcare Executive, regarding the importance of added focus on public health, especially during this time of COVID-19. This serves as an introduction to the content in this health information hub.

COVID-19 is a new coronavirus disease that is the cause of a worldwide outbreak of highly infectious respiratory illness. Symptoms vary; the disease also linked to blood clots, strokes, lesions and full-body rashes. Some infected individuals show mild symptoms, others none at all. There is currently no vaccine to prevent the virus and no approved treatment that targets the virus.

The best way to prevent the illness is to avoid being exposed to COVID-19 which, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, is thought to be spread mainly through human-to-human contact. That means:


Hygiene: Best Practices

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends:


Stay Informed: Resources

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