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By Michele Smith
the Times 

Washington Department of Health Guidelines for COVID-19


March 12, 2020

The Department of Health (DOH) advises taking the same preventative measures as those for the prevention of viruses during the regular cold and flu season, with the following guidelines:

The most important thing is to stay home if you are sick with symptoms such as sore throat, dry cough, fever and shortness of breath.

•Proper hand washing is essential. People need to wash their hands, including the back of the hands and between the fingers, for 20 seconds.

•Use alcohol-based sanitizers if soap and water are not readily available.

•Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the...

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