Mayor Carlos Hernandez has signed a Declaration of State of Emergency for the City of Hialeah, today Monday, March 16, 2020, at 10:23 A.M. in conjunction with the declared State of Emergency from the State of Florida and Miami-Dade County. The City of Hialeah will be able to use this Declaration of State of Emergency to prepare the City in the event of an emergency and provide access to additional resources, which will be available to the City in case of an emergency.
El alcalde Carlos Hernández ha firmado una Declaración de estado de emergencia para la ciudad de Hialeah, hoy lunes 16 de marzo de 2020 a las 10:23 a.m. en conjunto con el estado de emergencia declarado por el estado de la Florida y el condado de Miami-Dade. La Ciudad de Hialeah podrá utilizar esta Declaración de Estado de Emergencia para preparar a la Ciudad en caso de emergencia y proporcionar acceso a recursos adicionales, que estarán disponibles para la Ciudad en caso de emergencia.
Press Release: City of Hialeah declares State of Emergency Due to COVID-19/La Ciudad de Hialeah Declara Estado de Emergencia Debido a COVID-19
COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, including when an individual coughs or sneezes. These droplets may land on objects and surfaces. Other people may contract COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as many as 14 days following exposure. Most people recover from COVID-19 without needing special treatment. The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness.
Take steps to protect yourself
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
(Information Provided by Centers of Disease Control and Prevention)
To monitor the current situation and for additional updates please visit:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization