How to Protect Yourself Against Norovirus: Stanford Public Health
By Emily D. Brown, Staff WriterPublic health officials have warned about a deadly virus circulating in the United States.
They have warned of the spread of Noroviruses like Ebola.
Now the U.S. government is telling citizens to watch out for Norovis, the coronavirus, in their homes.
It is warning residents to take precautions, to stay home from work, to keep their windows closed and to make sure that all doors, windows and door locks are locked.
Stanford Public Health, a public health organization, has posted online an advisory about the coronavalirus.
The advisory advises: “Be aware that your home is the epicenter of the Noroviral Outbreak.
Stay indoors and exercise extreme caution.
If you are in a public area, you should wear all-weather clothing and always lock all doors and windows.”
The advisory is not only aimed at those who live in homes but also includes people living in cars and trucks.
In a news release, the California Department of Public Health said the warning is not meant to discourage residents from using personal protective equipment like masks and face shields.
It’s just a reminder to stay indoors, wear appropriate clothing and to stay vigilant.
The public health agency said residents can learn more about the virus at www.californiahealth.gov/fda/norovirus.
“We’re always working to reduce the number of deaths and prevent illness,” said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, a Stanford public health professor who oversees the institute.
“It’s a matter of being prepared.”
Stanford is also encouraging people to stay in their vehicles and to take extra precautions.