MetroHealth physicians Amy Ray, MD, MPH, medical director of infection prevention, and Brook Watts, MD, vice president and chief quality care officer - briefed Cuyahoga County Council on March 3. Dr. Ray explained that the virus is spread primarily through droplets in coughs and sneezes or through extended contact with someone who is contagious.
Dr. Ray urged people to cover their cough with their sleeve, refrain from touching their face and remain at home if they are ill. Hands are involved in almost everything people do, from preparing food to caring for children to treating a patient.
The greatest risk reduction is to clean your hands,” Dr. Ray said.