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Charles M. Schulz Museum closed amid coronavirus outbreak

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Local health officials urge practicing good hygiene to reduce the risk of becoming infected with a respiratory virus, such as the flu or coronavirus. This includes:

• Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• Avoid touching your eyes and face
• Cough or sneeze into your sleeved elbow
• Stay home when ill
• Get a flu shot, and it’s not too late this season

Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services

For more information, go to sonomacounty.ca.gov/Health/Information-About-Coronavirus.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the county’s 24-hour information hotline at 211 or 800-325-9604. You can also text "COVID19" to 211211 for coronavirus information.

For more stories about the coronavirus, go here.

The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center will be closed at least through the end of the month, following recommendations from state and county officials to practice social distancing to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

The museum will be closed through March 31 or until further notice, said Jean Schulz, the cartoonist’s widow, in an email announcement. All spring break classes for children at the museum have also been canceled.

“Our top priority is to protect the safety and well-being of our visitors, staff, and community,” Schulz said in her email. “The Museum will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on our website.”

The museum joins several other local businesses, including county libraries and the Graton Resort and Casino, that have closed indefinitely amid the coronavirus outbreak. Over the weekend, two Sonoma County residents were found to have contracted the virus locally, marking the first cases in the county that were not related to travel. Two more cases were discovered Monday, both involving health care workers.

You can reach Staff Writer Chantelle Lee at 707-521-5337 or chantelle.lee@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @ChantelleHLee.

How To Reduce Your Risk

Local health officials urge practicing good hygiene to reduce the risk of becoming infected with a respiratory virus, such as the flu or coronavirus. This includes:

• Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• Avoid touching your eyes and face
• Cough or sneeze into your sleeved elbow
• Stay home when ill
• Get a flu shot, and it’s not too late this season

Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services

For more information, go to sonomacounty.ca.gov/Health/Information-About-Coronavirus.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the county’s 24-hour information hotline at 211 or 800-325-9604. You can also text "COVID19" to 211211 for coronavirus information.

For more stories about the coronavirus, go here.

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