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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Seabrook Encourages the Public to Help Prevent the Spread of Illness

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Seabrook encourages the public to help prevent the spread of illnesses

Harris County Public Health has been actively monitoring and tracking the confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Harris County and has asked local jurisdictions to communicate with the public about the importance of taking preventative measures to help protect against colds and viruses.

Residents can help prevent the spread of illness by:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. The CDC recommends keeping a distance of at least six feet. 
  • Stay home when you are sick. Keeping a sick child at home prevents the spread of illness in the school and community and allows your child an opportunity to rest and recover. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

If you do feel sick and believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your health care provider or a hospital immediately. Describe your symptoms and travel history. If they recommend testing, go as soon as possible to protect yourself and those around you. Testing is confidential. Harris County Public Health does not release information about suspected cases to encourage people to get tested and many people test negative. 

The City of Seabrook Office of Emergency Services is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will continue to communicate with Harris County Public Health and the Harris County Office of Emergency Management. We have created a webpage that provides resources for updates on COVID-19 at

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