Rep. Katko COVID-19 Priorities Survey | U.S. House of Representatives

Rep. Katko COVID-19 Priorities Survey

Rep. John Katko: COVID-19 Survey

With the Coronavirus now impacting almost every facet of our lives, I wanted to provide you with an opportunity to share with me the issues that are most important to you and your family during this crisis. In the past few weeks, I have been focused on strengthening Central New York’s response and have worked with representatives from all levels of government and with both parties to support working families, provide resources to hospitals and frontline providers, and ensure small businesses have the necessary tools to support our workforce. Recently,  I supported passage of the CARES Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that delivers crucial relief and support to Central New York. As this bill was negotiated, I advocated for additional resources for Central New York hospitals and frontline providers, relief for small businesses, and support for working families in our region. As I continue this work in Congress, I hope you will take a moment to complete my brief survey below and make your voice heard. Below this survey, I included helpful information and links from the CDC on the Coronavirus and preventative steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. 


About the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19):

The current outbreak of the Coronavirus was first identified in China but has now spread internationally.  Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

For more information about the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), click the link HERE.   

The most up to date information from the CDC can be found HERE.

Preventing the Coronavirus:

Everyone plays an important role in preventing the spread of respiratory illnesses like the Coronavirus. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes the Coronavirus. Simple preventative measures can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like Coronavirus. These include:

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

For more information on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, click the link HERE.

What you should do if you are sick with the Coronavirus:

  • Stay home except to get medical care 
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor
  • Separate yourself from others
  • Wear a facemask when you are around other people
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Upstate Hospital has opened a regional triage line for COVID-19. If you have a Coronavirus-related question, are showing possible symptoms, or may have had an exposure to someone diagnosed with Coronavirus, please call their line at (315) 464-3979. NOTE: this is a non-emergency line. 

For more information on what you should do if you believe you have been infected with Coronavirus, click the link HERE.  


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