MARINETTE — Marinette County Public Health is encouraging all residents with questions about COVID-19 to call 2-1-1 or text COVID19 to 211211.

2-1-1 is a service provided by The United Way that helps connect people in need with information on public assistance services, crisis and emergency resources, disaster recovery assistance and health information, including information about COVID-19.

Marinette County Public Health Officer Molly Bonjean said, “We want to get the message out to the general public to call 2-1-1 with questions about COVID-19. They can also text COVID19 to 211211. If we can get people to call or text, it would help ease our workload.”

Information is also available on the web at www.211.org.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after you are exposed to COVID-19: fever cough, shortness of breath.

People are asked to follow steps to prevent illness and avoid exposure to this virus including:

¦ Avoiding social gatherings with people of all ages

¦ Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water

¦ Covering coughs and sneezes

¦ Avoid touching ones face

¦ Staying home when sick