What is COVID-19
COVID–19 is a Novel Coronavirus ( a new coronavirus). •
- CO: Corona •
- VI: Virus •
- D: Disease •
- 19: The year it emerged
There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The symptoms can range from mild to severe respiratory illness.
How does COVID-19 Spread?
• The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person–though this is not yet the case in California. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others. • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. • Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Remember what the CDC told us…..
COVID-19 is spread through DROPLETs. NOT through AIRBORNE Transmission.
This means it does not float about in the air waiting to be breathed in.
BUT! This also means it can land on ANY surface, from tables, to clothes, to other persons, and even exposed food.
More here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov/about/transmission.html • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/faq.html • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/checklist-n95strategy.html
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Some are not allowing new patrons until April 1
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