CDC adds mosts European Countries to Warning - Level 3 list
Fri., Mar 13, 2020, 8:10am PT
Many countries in Europe are experiencing widespread and sustained transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition to China, Iran, South Korea and Italy, the CDC is now recommending that travelers avoid all non-essential travel to the following countries:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City.
If you have spent time in the specified countries above during the past 14 days, the CDC recommends that you:
- Stay home for 14 days from the time you return from travel, monitor your health and practice social distancing. Social distancing means staying out of crowded places, avoiding group gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.
- If you get sick with fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher), cough, or have trouble breathing, seek medical advice. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room and tell your doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms.
- Avoid contact with others.
- Do not travel while sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
More information can be found on the CDC website.