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COVID-19, a new strand of coronavirus, is a respiratory virus first identified in China and has since been identified in other countries including the United States. The City of Milford is closely monitoring events surrounding the virus. The health and wellbeing of all residents and visitors is our priority and we are taking necessary precautions to avoid health risks.

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This is a new virus and there are things we still do not know such as how severe the illness can be, how well it is transmitted between people and to what extent it may spread in the US. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to these resources:

Delaware Division of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization


How is it spread?

The virus is spread mostly from person-to-person. This can occur in more than one way:
Between people who are within approximately six feet from one another.
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land on people nearby and inhaled into the lungs.
COVID-19 can also spread from contact with an infected object or surface.

Individuals with general questions about coronavirus can call 2-1-1 or text your ZIP code to 898-211 for deaf and hard of hearing. For those with specific health-related questions, email Delaware Public Health at

Contact your primary health care provider if you have concerns about symptoms, particularly those with fever and coughing or shortness of breath.

What you can do to mitigate the impact of COVID-19:

Wear a face covering in public
Maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet from others)
Practice good hand hygiene
Cough or sneeze into your elbow
Clean frequently used surfaces often
Don’t go to work if you are sick
Anyone can get tested for COVID-19 – even those with no symptoms
Help us stop the virus; answer the call from our contact tracers – the phone number they call from is (302) 446-4262, or your caller ID will say DE PUBLICHEALTH

Delaware Division of Public Health