Whether it’s your family, staff, patients, or students, keeping everyone safe and healthy is your top priority—but this has become increasingly challenging due to the latest novel coronavirus. While news networks and health agencies alike are providing advice almost hourly, it’s hard to know what’s fact, what’s a threat, and what’s just fear-based misinformation.
Let’s Start With the Facts About Coronavirus
According to the World Health Organization (WHO)1:
- What are coronaviruses? Coronaviruses are a classification of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). This particular strain, called COVID-19, is novel—meaning, it has never before been identified in humans.
- How is COVID-19 spread? COVID-19 is spread through tiny respiratory droplets derived from coughing, sneezing, or exhaling. In addition to the respiratory droplets spreading by close contact, COVID-19 can also be spread by touching surfaces contaminated with the virus and then touching the eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Is it serious? While for most people, COVID-19 causes only mild illness, it can make some people very ill. More rarely, the disease can be fatal. Older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes) appear to be more vulnerable.
8 Ways to Prevent the Spread of Coronaviruses
It takes a village! If you encourage everyone to take the following measures, you can dramatically decrease the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- If sick, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing—and stay home!
- Maintain good hand-washing habits.
- Avoid unnecessary outings and travel.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth in case you’ve touched a surface contaminated with the virus.
- Disinfect commonly used items around your office and home (door knobs, remote controls, telephone receivers, elevator buttons, etc.)
- Boost the immune system by getting good sleep, eating healthy foods, drinking plenty of water, and exercising regularly.
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- The World Health Organization website. Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19). https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses. Accessed March 25, 2020.