State Rep. Bronna Kahle today reminded Lenawee County residents about the importance of staying home as much as possible, practicing social distancing guidelines and heeding the advice of medical professionals during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Kahle, of Adrian, said everyone should be thinking about the actions they can take to be a part of the solution, rather than the problem.
“Please continue to take precautions like limiting your time in public and practicing social distancing – not only to protect your family, but other families in our community and their loved ones as well,” Kahle said. “I know the people of Lenawee County will pull together to win this fight by slowing the spread of virus and taking care of each other.”
Kahle said one way to be a part of the solution is to volunteer, donate blood or give to a local charity. This week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services launched a new volunteer website, Michigan.gov/fightcovid19, where residents can find out how they can help in their local communities, give blood, donate money or needed medical supplies, or assist public health officials in tracking infections. Trained medical professionals can also use the website to register to serve their fellow Michiganders by assisting hospitals in fighting COVID-19.
To avoid being exposed to the virus, Kahle urged residents to continue following prevention steps, such as:
- Washing your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Staying home if possible and avoid contact with people outside your household.
- Staying at least 6 feet away from others when in public.
Kahle said this public health crisis is evolving daily, and it is important to seek information from reliable sources.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has public health experts available to answer questions about COVID-19 and direct residents to the right resources in their local communities and within state government. Residents can call 1-888-535-6136, email COVID19@michigan.gov or visit www.michigan.gov/coronavirus to find the answers they need.
Rep. Kahle and her staff are working remotely, so they can continue to serve residents during the COVID-19 outbreak. People with questions or concerns can reach her office by calling (517) 373-1706 or emailing BronnaKahle@house.mi.gov.