Arrington Statement on Coronavirus in U.S.
Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after recent reports of Coronavirus throughout the United States: “The President and his Administration have been aggressively implementing an effective containment strategy including travel restrictions, quarantine protocol, and emergency preparedness coordination with state and local governments as well as the private sector,” said Arrington. “We have seen additional steps taken to expedite the development of a vaccine and related therapies and an increase in the national stockpile of personal protective equipment. While things can change, the current risk of exposure for Americans is low. The Administration must plan for the worst case-scenario, however, there is no need to panic or overreact.” “Maintaining the safety of Americans is the most important job of the federal government and I look forward to working with the President and his team to quickly and effectively contain and mitigate this threat.” “I encourage my constituents to take reasonable and necessary precautions and avail themselves of the resources listed below. Please reach out to my office if we can be of further assistance.” Protecting yourself: There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including: