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Health Department staff continue to watch Coronavirus updates

Local Health Department staff share tips on how to stay protected against viruses as they continue to closely monitor the progression of the Coronavirus.

Posted: Feb 26, 2020 10:04 PM
Updated: Feb 26, 2020 10:12 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Local health officials say they're closely monitoring the latest developments on the Coronavirus.

They said information about the virus from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  is constantly changing and updating.

Staff at the health department say it's important the public practice good handwashing techniques and stay home when sick.

"It doesn't necessarily even have to be coronavirus," Sadie Kennedy, clinic coordinator said. "If you are sick and have a fever or cough clean your house, stay home and don't go to work, it's the same situation as it would be for flu."

Because there's no medicine or vaccine for the coronavirus, health department staff say taking those preventative measures are the key to keep it and other viruses, such as the flu, from spreading.

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A weak cold front will move through the area overnight bringing the chance for a few areas of very light rain, but most areas will stay dry. Temperatures will be slightly cooler tomorrow because of the front with highs in the mid to upper 40s. It will be breezy at times tomorrow especially in the morning and afternoon hours with wind gusts up to 30 mph. Mild and fairly quiet weather is on the way for next week with above average temperatures all week. Temperatures will start in the 50s on Monday and warm into the 60s by mid week. Most of next week looks sunny and dry with only a few slim chances for precipitation.
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