(Park Hills) So far, the United States is not one of the hot spots when it comes to those affected by this year’s new virus, the Coronavirus.

However, a scary report came out this week from top health officials, warning Americans that the virus will have an impact eventually on the country.

Mark McFarland is the Park Hills city administrator.

He says city employees have already been given a safety course.

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Missouri.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says the risk to the general public in Missouri, especially without a history of travel to China, is still considered very low at this time.

The department does provide these tips that may prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and influenza.

One is wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Two…use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Three…cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing and four…avoid exposure to others who are sick.

They say to stay home when you are ill.