FORT HOOD, Texas – Due to the recently announced presumptive COVID-19 case announced by Bell County Public Health in Belton, Texas, Fort Hood officials are recommending that all military, civilians, family members and visitors on post take appropriate action to protect themselves and others from contracting the COVID-19 virus.
In response to Bell County’s announcement Fort Hood is directing all personnel to:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
• Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash; cough/sneeze into your elbow if tissues are unavailable.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Ensure all immunizations are up to date, including your seasonal flu shot.
• Stay home if you are sick, and avoid close contact with Family members and pets.
• Create an emergency preparedness kit.
• Create a pet disaster preparedness kit.
• Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
• If you are sick, call your medical provider for instructions on receiving care before going to the clinic
• Stay informed by routinely checking reliable sources of information such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local public health agencies.
Additional information on preventive measures can be found on the CRDAMC Web site at: https://crdamc.amedd.army.mil. A hotline is also available 24/7 for Fort Hood Soldiers, their families, and those who receive medical support from the military to answer COVID-19 questions at (254) 553-6612.
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