With COVID-19 coronavirus cases growing nationally and locally, officials are taking steps to contain the spread.The World Health Organization officially declared coronavirus to be a global pandemic. President Trump banned Europeans from traveling the United States.
And Ohio confirmed its fourth case in Stark County - the first case spread by unknown means.
Today on All Sides With Ann Fisher: Managing a worsening public health crisis.
Lisa Rein, federal reporter, The Washington Post
Dr. Amy Acton, director, Ohio Department of Health
Dr. Andrew Thomas, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio Department of Health makes the following recommendations to protect yourself from illness:
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air dry hands.
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Stay home when you are sick.
Avoid contact with people who are sick.
Ohio's coronavirus call center is open to answer questions from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The hotline number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or 1-833-427-5634.