Please see below an important announcement from the State of Michigan. It is recommended that you exhibit greater care while traveling out of USA. In particular, while on the plane. Note that some Indian airports are on alert for international passengers that appear to be sick. Some are being quarantined for 28 days as well. Stay healthy.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is working closely with health care providers, local public health departments, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to actively monitor any potential cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Michigan.
The goal of the response is to slow spread and limit exposure to the virus. Currently, any travelers returning to Michigan from China, and individuals identified as having a high-risk exposure, are asked to self-quarantine and monitor their health for 14 days after leaving China.
Currently, there are no cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Michigan and no ongoing transmission has been seen in the U.S. The risk to the general public is low and there are no additional precautions recommended for the general public.
Steps you can take to prevent spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent 2019 Novel Coronavirus:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider.
The best way to prevent seasonal flu is getting a flu vaccine each year. It is not too late to get your flu shot. Learn more at Michigan.gov/Flu