Please read this letter from the NYS Department of Health regarding COVID-19.

We want to emphasize the below paragraph from the letter and encourage residents to stay calm, review the facts, and be smart.

"Cold and flu viruses are much more prevalent in New York right now. Your community members are far more likely to contract one of these viruses than COVID-19. You already know the steps to take to stop the spread of all of these viruses. Please remember to advise your residents to:

• Wash hands with soap and water, and often.

• Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, especially before eating

• Avoid contact with sick people.

• And stay home if they feel sick, or are caring for a sick housemate"