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COVID-19 Health and Contact Information


With the Coronavirus pandemic occurring, it might be wise to err on the side of caution, using extra efforts in hygiene and keeping safe distances from your co-workers. Some of the suggestions to consider are:

  Try to keep 6 feet away from co-workers, to avoid close physical contact. Respirators are sometimes effective when in personal space (2 to 4 ft.)

  If you have a mild cough or sneeze, covering your mouth and nose with a Kleenex or paper towel would be a big plus, and responsible.

  Wash your hands BEFORE and after you use the restroom, or handling food.

  A hand sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol content is always a plus.  

  Avoid touching prime entry points such as your face, eyes, and nose.

  Try to keep your break area clean by sanitizing before and after you are there. Ask your supervisor for Clorox type of wipes and latex gloves. If the supervisor cant find any, ask a safety rep., or a steward if some can be found. Worse case, wet paper towels and liquid hand soap might help.

  If you are sick, please call off, stay home, and contact your doctor as needed.


Similarities and differences of some ailments are:

Coronavirus                  Flu                       Cold                     Allergies

Fever                                    Fever                           Runny nose                 Runny nose

Dry scratchy cough               Dry cough                    Mild cough                  Phlegmy (wet)

Difficulty breathing                Loss of appetite            Sore throat                  Red eyes

Headaches                              Headaches                    Sneezing                     Sneezing

Body aches                             Body aches                   Aches and pains          Itchy eyes

Fatigue                                    Fatigue                                                            Tickle in throat



Most cleaning products used as disinfectants include household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective. (CDC)



If you have any concerns about the virus, please refer to the companys guidelines on the COVID-19. If you cant find a copy, aske a supervisor, or it can be viewed on our website:




Contact Information, FAQs, and help lines for those with concerns about OHIO COVID-19


        Ohio Department of Health:  833-4-ASK-ODH,  833-427-5634

        The offices of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine: 614-644-4357,  (link to an email form)

        The offices of Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown: 202-224-2315, fax 202-228-6321  (link to several forms of email)

        MetroHealth: 440-59-COVD,  440-592-6843

        CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) website concerning Coronavirus:




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