A Letter on COVID-19 from Mayor Raymond Fell

A LETTER ON COVID-19 VIRUS FROM MAYOR RAYMOND FELL

TO ALL VILLAGE RESIDENTS

At this time Bellport Village does not have a confirmed case of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-Co-V-2).  Of course, we are aware of concerns in the community about the spread of this relatively new virus.  The Village will monitor this fluid situation and we will follow the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the New York State Department of Health NYSDOH) and Suffolk County Department of Health.  Based on recent reports, COVID-19 is beginning to show active cases in Suffolk County.  If the Village becomes aware that a resident is diagnosed with COVID-19, we will immediately notify the community. 

TIPS FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

·         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. Heavily soiled

          hands should be washed.

·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

·         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.

If you or a family member begin showing symptoms of a respiratory issue and suspect it may be COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.  Before going to your healthcare provider’s office, inform them that a case of COVID-19 is suspected, and follow their advice.  Families are also encouraged to follow the Center for Disease Control’s information for travel, available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.  For more information, consider consulting these additional resources.

·         Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

·         Travel:  Frequently asked questions and answers

 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html

·         COVID-19:  What is Stigma and What Causes It?

 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fstigma-faq.html

·         Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19 – Frequently asked questions – Prevention

 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#prevention

·         Prevention, Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

In addition, New York has established a Coronavirus Hotline, which can provide additional information.  Call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms.  The Village will continue to share information as it becomes available.