- Water in City of Columbus is safe to drink
- Bottled water is not necessary
The City of Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, March 14, 2020 announced the first case of corona virus, COVID-19 of a 49 years old male who recently returned from a cruise trip.
Health Director Dr. Mysheika Roberts said the “man is currently recuperating at home”.
Columbus City Mayor Andrew J. Ginther said “for the several weeks or months to come, our public health department will do everything in their power to help guide us, educate us and protect the public.”
“This case is not what we call community spread. We were able to trace where this individual likely contracted COVID-19. But we do expect cases of community spread in Columbus. That is the normal trajectory of this infection”.
“If you are sick, stay home. If you suspect you have COVID-19, you’ve traveled to one of the hotpots in the country or in the world, you’ve been in contact with someone who had COVID-19, if you have high fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, contact your health provider immediately,” said Mayor Ginther.
Mayor Ginther said, “Many people are buying bottled water. Please note that the water in the city of Columbus, Ohio is safe to drink. Bottled water is not necessary.”COVID-19
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