A Quick Understanding of the Coronavirus

Gerald Lombardo
Posted by Gerald Lombardo
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By now, you are familiar with the impact of the coronavirus. If, however, you are still wondering about the basics of the illness, here is what you need to know: Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new disease that was first detected in China and has now been found in over 100 countries, including the United States. The virus has been named coronavirus (COVID-19). The disease is believed to have originally occurred from animal-to-person contact and spreads person-to-person.

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus you should wash your hands often, stay at least 6-feet away from others when in public place, and you should also wear a face mask when shopping in stores or running other essential public errands.

Latest CDC Recommendation for Wearing Non-Medical Face Masks

According to the CDC, you should do the following:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.


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