The City of Puyallup understands that many people are concerned about the COVID-19 virus. Although the CDC states the risk at this time is low for the general American public, state and regional health professionals are closely monitoring the situation and advising local jurisdictions on preparedness efforts and possible response measures.
What We Know
COVID-19 is not widespread. Because it is socially transmitted, however, the City is planning response measures in the event that more cases develop. While we do not have reason to panic, we are keeping tabs on what is happening and contemplating actions in the event of worsening conditions.
The City will continue to receive regular COVID-19 updates from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Health.
What We Can Do
In the interest of helping control the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone follow recommended precautions from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department:
- Increase handwashing, using hot water and liberal soap for 20 seconds
- Cover coughs and sneezes, ideally with elbows
- Maintain physical distances from others (six feet, if possible)
- Frequently clean and disinfect surfaces
- Stay home if experiencing respiratory symptoms
Additionally, it is advised that members of our community consider how they will manage in the event of illness:
- Who could care for any children or pets?
- What about other household members and neighbors?
- What is your family plan if someone needs to stay home if they are sick?
Again, the risk posed by COVID-19 is low at this time. Please take precautionary measures to protect your health and that of your family and loved ones.