As COVID-19 positive infections continue, and in an effort to slow the spread, the City of Fairbury recommends to continue to wear a face covering (any individual age five (5) and older) while indoors in a premise that is open to the general public.
COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person to person, including between people who are physically near each other (within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets that (when someone coughs, sneezes, sings, talks or breaths) are inhaled or deposited on mucous membranes that line the inside of the nose and mouth. Some infections are caused by exposure to virus in small droplets and particles that can linger in the air for minutes to hours and can infect people who are further than 6 feet away from the person who is infected after that person has left the space.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Steps you can take to slow the spread are:
Stay at least 6 feet away from others, whenever possible. This is very important in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others. This helps reduce the risk of spread both by close contact and by airborne transmission.
Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid crowded indoor spaces and ensure indoor spaces are properly ventilated by bringing in outdoor air as much as possible. In general, being outdoors and in spaces with good ventilation reduces the risk of exposure to infectious respiratory droplets.
Stay home and isolate from others when sick.
Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and take other steps to stop the spread at home.
If you have further questions or would like more information about what you can do to protect yourself and others you can visit the CDC.gov website.