To slow the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, following are some of the mitigation strategies that are being recommended.

• Learn about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough and difficulty breathing.

• STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK, and Individuals at risk of severe illness should consider staying at home to avoid others who are sick.

• Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, keyboards, cell phones and light switches.

• Communicate and reinforce best practices for washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes.

• Be sure to maintain a supply of medications, food, and other essentials in your house.

• Cancel or postpone large gatherings, conferences and sporting events (e.g. events with over 100 people).

• Reduce in-person gatherings and activities, especially for organizations with individuals at risk of severe illness. Consider offering video or audio of events.

• Consider tele-learning or tele-work opportunities, where feasible.

• Limit non-essential work travel.

• If you care for a loved one living in a care facility, monitor the situation, ask about the health of the other residents frequently, and know the protocol if there is an outbreak.

• Limit visitors at hospitals and other facilities to only those who are absolutely necessary and implement screening of visitors for temperature and respiratory symptoms.