President extends 'slow the spread' campaign to end of April

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

In an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, the White House Task Force and President Donald J. Trump added guidelines for all Americans to follow in effect through April 30.

The guidelines are:
• Listen to and follow the directions of state and local authorities.

• Stay home if you feel sick. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
• Keep sick children at home.
• If someone in the home tested positive for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.
• Older Americans should stay home and away from other people.
• Individuals with a serious underlying health condition – such as significant heart or lung problems – should stay home and away from other people.

The guidelines build on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) general recommendations to help prevent spread of the virus. Americans should continue practicing strict personal hygiene, including washing hands regularly for at least 20 seconds at a time and wiping down surfaces in the home often.

Even if an individual is young and otherwise healthy, all are at risk, and people's activities can increase the risk of contracting and spreading the coronavirus to others.

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