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Health Director: Washing Hands A 'Big Deal' -Brevard NC


Last updated 3/12/2020 at 10:11am

Washing hands may not seem “like a big deal,” but it is, according to Elaine Russell, as local health officials prepare for the impact of COVID-19, or the coronavirus.

During the Board of Commissioners’ meeting Monday, Russell, the county’s Public Health director, gave an update on the virus, how to avoid catching it and efforts by local officials to deal with its impact.

A minimum of 20 seconds should be spent several times a day thoroughly scrubbing hands with soap under running water, she said.

“It makes a difference,” she said.

She described the current situation wit...

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