Trump Administration’s Guidelines to Contain the Spread of Coronavirus Disease

The US President, Donald Trump on Monday, March 16, 2020, issued new guidelines in a bid to mitigate the dangerous coronavirus epidemic and avoid the contract of the virus over the next 15 days in the US. The White House issued the list as given below:

Household Precaution

  1. Citizens has to follow the instructions given by the state and local authorities.
  2. If a citizen is feeling sick, he/she should be confined at home and must not go to work.
  3. If children are sick, parents should keep them at home and do not send them to school. Parents should immediately contact doctors or medical personnel.
  4. If a member of a family is confirmed of the virus-positive, she/he should be confined separately and consulted doctors.
  5. Since older people have a greater chance of virus infection due to the weak immune system of their bodies, they must stay away from mingling with other people and stay at home.
  6. Those people who have a serious underlying health condition have a greater chance to increase their risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system). So, they must be confined to the home and stay away from other people.

Precaution for Organizational Domain

  1. If you are working in the critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your work schedule.
  2. You and your employers should follow the guidance of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to protect your health conditions at work.
  3. Avoid gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
  4. Order foods through pickup or delivery services.
  5. Avoid work travels abroad.

Personal Precaution

  1. To maintain a practice of good hygiene, everyone should wash hands regularly especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
  2. Avoid touching your face without washing hands with sanitizers.
  3. Sneeze or cough using a tissue paper or handkerchief, or the inside of your elbow.
  4. Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.

Community Precaution

  1. Governors of states, with the prevailing threat of community transmission, should close schools in those viruses affected and surrounding areas. States and local authorities must address the childcare needs of critical responders as well as the nutritional needs of children.
  2. Older people are vulnerable to the risk of coronavirus. All state authorities should follow federal guidance, put a restriction on social visits to nursing homes, retirement, and long-term care facilities.
  3. To avoid community transmission, stop eating or drinking in bars, restaurants, food courts, gyms as well as indoor and outdoor venues where groups of people congregate should be closed.
  4. Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.
  5. If you are young, or otherwise healthy, you must do your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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