COVID-19

The City of Boerne is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation in coordination with the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local/regional public health care agencies.  The City of Boerne non-emergency phone number is 830-249-8645.

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The City of Boerne has developed a six-phase plan to coordinate COVID-19 response activities.  

PHASE 1: Monitoring the Situation - No Reported Cases

Phase 2 :  Persons under Monitoring

Phase 3:  Persons under Investigation (testing in progress)

Phase 4:  Confirmed Case (no person-to-person spread)

Phase 5:  Limited Person-to-Person Spread (close/household contacts)

Phase 6:  Sustained Person-to-Person Spread in the Community

The White House also released guidelines for all Americans to follow.

It encourages people to listen to local and state authorities

Stay home if feeling sick, if someone in your household test positive, if you are older and stay away from other people, and avoid others and stay home if you have an underlying health issue

People are also asked to work from home

Not visit nursing or long-term health facilities

Practice good hygiene

Avoid discretionary travel, social gathers and shopping trips


03.16.20 Coronavirus Guidance 

How does it spread? 

 Coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:

• Respiratory droplets released into the air by coughing and sneezing

• Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands

• Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands

Symptoms

Patients with confirmed infection have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

• Fever    • Cough    • Shortness of breath

If you are experiencing these symptoms AND have traveled to China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea within 14 days of symptom onset, contact your health care provider.

Prevention

The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu:

• 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

• 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

For more information, please visit: www.DSHS.Texas.gov/Coronavirus/

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