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While the risk of contracting COVID-19 is considered low for much of the American public, New Milford Hospital officials are urging everyone to stay informed and take the proper precautions.  Those precautions include washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home if sick.  New Milford hospitals and physicians continue to work with public health and state and federal agencies to monitor new trends and adopt best practices and standards for treating patients. 

Anyone who might be experiencing COVID19 symptoms, which mimic the flu, are asked to contact local municipal public health offices for screening and guidance instead of going to a primary care physician or ER without giving them a heads up.

West Conn officials are monitoring the rapidly developing coronavirus situation. In addition to making sure students are maintaining a healthy diet, daily exercise and adequate sleep, University officials say they should practice social distancing, which is defined as staying six feet away from other individuals.  The campus community should not share food or drinks and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as desks, phones, doorknobs and water faucets.

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