Preventive Measures for Coronavirus and Flu

Coronavirus was first identified in the city of Wuhan, China. Cases have been confirmed in several other countries, including the United States. 

As South Carolina public health officials continue to monitor the emerging outbreak of a novel coronavirus, now referred to as COVID-19. Here are some quick facts to help you with the best preventative measures.

As U.S. officials are continuing to monitor the emerging outbreak of a novel coronavirus, now referred to as COVID-19. Here are some facts about COVID-19 that mayors should know to prepare. Learn more: https://www.usmayors.org/issues/covid-19/

Please view the City of Columbia Press Briefing | Preparedness Measures for Coronavirus & Flu

To stay updated with the latest information, please visit scdhec.gov/COVID19 to learn more about the virus. 

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Flu Prevention 

Public health officials have also urged citizens to continue their efforts regarding flu prevention as well. 

The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against influenza (flu) is to get a flu vaccine every flu season. Flu is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to serious illness, hospitalization, or even death. CDC recommends everyone six months and older get an annual flu vaccine. 

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