On March 13, Oakland County declared a county-wide State of Emergency to encourage social distancing and help stop the spread of Covid-19 Novel coronavirus. The City of Ferndale takes the health and safety of our community very seriously and we’re doing everything we can to support State and County health organizations. They have launched a resources page on the City of Ferndale website, which will be updated regularly.
Visit ferndalemi.gov/services/covid-19-response for the most updated information from the City of Fernale.
The City has established contact phone numbers and email addresses specifically for COVID-related response and questions. Reach out at any time with questions or concerns:
Residents and public
Business and downtown
What is Covid-19 Coronavirus?
The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Patients with 2019-nCoV have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. The best way to prepare and prevent is by following personal protection practices: wash your hands thoroughly and often, avoid contact with sick individuals, stay home if you feel sick, avoid touching your face (especially the eyes, nose, and mouth), and get your flu shot.
What Preventative Measures Can I Take?
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm or hot water for at least 20 seconds (tip: sing a nursery rhyme or popular song chorus to help you wash for a full 20 seconds). Use hand sanitizer when soap and water aren’t available.
- Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, and mouth): Contagions are spread more easily through contact with mucous membranes (such as eyes and nose), so avoid touching your face. Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home if you feel sick: The best advice for those with sick symptoms – whether related to coronavirus or not – please remain home when you’re feeling ill to stop the potential spread.
- Use caution with frequently-touched objects: Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects using regular household cleaning sprays or wipes. For proper disinfection, be sure to consult the label for recommended contact time between the cleaner and surface.
- Use verbal greetings: To be extra cautious, refrain from handshakes, fist-bumps, and other physical greetings and wave hello instead.