Coronavirus

As the coronavirus cases continue to rise in the U.S., it is important that Colleton County take necessary and logical precautions to reduce the risk of exposure. 

 

Colleton County Government is taking extreme precaution by encouraging employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness to stay home, provide respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene products to government departments, and perform routine environmental cleaning. 

 

PRESS RELEASES

 

HOW THE CORONAVIRUS IS SPREAD

  • Person-to-Person Spread
    • The virus is thought to spread mainly between person-to-person who are in close contact with another person (about six feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person sneezes or coughs, these droplets can land in the mouth or noses of people who are nearby or possibly inhaled into the lungs.
  • Once the virus droplet dries, the virus can live up to 4 hours. 

 

SYMPTOMS

  • The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath
  • CALL THE DOCTOR IF:

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK?

  • Stay Home Except to get Medical Care
  • Separate Yourself from Other People and Animals in your Home
  • Call Ahead Before Visiting the Doctor
  • Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes
  • Clean Your Hands Often
  • Clean High Touch Surfaces
  • Monitor Your Symptoms

 

FREE VIRTUAL DOCTOR'S VISIT:

  • If you experience symptoms of the Coronavirus, MUSC Health encourages you to do a FREE virtual visit. Just enter the promo code COVID19. Click FREE VIRTUAL VISIT to begin.

 

DAILY PREVENTIVE BEHAVIORS:
  • Stay Home When You're Sick
  • Cover Coughs and Sneezes
  • Frequently Wash Hands with Soap and Water
  • Frequently Clean Touched Surfaces

 

HOW TO PREVENT THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

CLEANING PRODUCTS USED TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

CORONAVIRUS QUICK INFORMATION: