Monkeypox safety precautions

On August 4, 2022 the US government declared monkeypox a public health emergency. The World Health Organization has issued a global emergency because more than 70 countries have reported monkeypox cases.

While the emergency designation does not necessarily mean a disease is exceptionally transmissible or lethal, Greenheart recommends following all CDC guidelines to prevent getting monkeypox:

  • Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that looks like monkeypox.
  • Avoid contact with objects and materials that a person with monkeypox has used.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially before eating or touching your face and after you use the bathroom.

Please refer to the CDC for further information.

At this time, Greenheart programs are not impacted.  Please refer back to this page for updates.