Lake Helen COVID 19 Update

City Hall has heard your Coronovirus and COVID 19 Questions. We are here to answer quests as we can. As of 2/27/2020, here are the preparations:

City Hall Preparations:

  • Setting up the Hand Sanitizing Stations for City Hall early next week
  • Utilizing the UV light to sanitize documents and money (Portable UVC Light Sanitizer)
  • Monitoring the CDC website and WHO for updates
  • As vaccine progress is made our Deputy City Clerk will distribute information on the website and social media outlets

Public Works:

  • Stocking up on supplies
  • Will continue conversations with major vendors and develop plans necessary if delivery or supply constraints are expected

Police:

  • Monitoring the situation
  • Staying in contact with EOC personnel

Volusia County EOC is at a state of monitoring the situation.  They are looking to the Florida Department of Health as the lead agency on this.  At this time monitoring the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/covid19 is the recommendation of Director Judge.   

The City of Lake Helen will be guided by Volusia County Emergency Management (and the Department of Health) on actions, awareness campaigns and plans of action. 

The CDC also provides a list of everyday preventative actions like:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Viruses that cause colds can enter your body this way and make you sick
  • Stay away from people who are sick. Sick people can spread viruses that cause the common cold through close contact with others.
  • Avoid close contact with others, such as hugging, kissing, or shaking hands.
  • Move away from people before coughing or sneezing.
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue then throw it away, or cough and sneeze into your upper shirt sleeve, completely covering your mouth and nose.
  • Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as toys and doorknobs.
  • Find Flyer at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/everyday_preventive.pdf

Again, for the latest information, look to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

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