What steps can my family take to reduce our risk of getting COVID-19?

Practice everyday preventive actions to help reduce your risk of getting sick and remind everyone in your home to do the same. These actions are especially important for older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles).


Last updated March 20, 2020    | Source:     CDClinks to external site 

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1. How many cases of COVID-19 are there in Brevard County and in Cocoa?
2. What are the symptoms and complications that COVID-19 can cause?
3. How does the COVID-19 virus spread?
4. What steps can my family take to reduce our risk of getting COVID-19?
5. How can my family and I prepare for COVID-19?
6. How come the City of Cocoa is not on our local news with updates?
7. How can I still participate in the Council Meetings without being able to be there in person?
8. Will there be any considerations for food stamp requirements?
9. Is our water safe to drink?
10. What happens if a Utility Worker at the water plant contracts the virus?
11. Does the City have a contingency fund to help get through this pandemic and continue basic City services?
12. How is Cocoa working with other agencies throughout the County and State to make sure services are maintained and information is communicated?
13. Does the City of Cocoa have it's own Emergency Manager or do you just coordinate with the County?
14. Why haven't you shut down the City?
15. Why is the splash pad at Riverfront Park turned off?
16. What is the City of Cocoa doing to protect it's employees?
17. Have events been cancelled?
18. Should I use soap and water or a hand sanitizer to protect against COVID-19?
19. What cleaning products should I use to protect against COVID-19?
20. Are children more at risk?
21. How should parents talk to children about COVID-19?
22. Do I need to boil my water?
23. Can I get COVID-19 from wastewater or sewage?
24. Do wastewater treatment plants treat COVID-19?
25. Should wastewater workers take extra precautions to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus?
26. Is it okay to flush disinfecting wipes?