Be prepared to respond to Coronavirus
Clark-Mortenson cares about our clients and our communities. As concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) rise, many are wondering about their risk.
What is coronavirus?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), coronavirus is a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more serious diseases. Common signs of this infection include fever, cough, sore throat, and runny nose. More serious complications can cause pneumonia and severe respiratory distress. Similarly to the common cold and seasonal flu, individuals who are elderly, pregnant, and/or have preexisting medical conditions are at the greatest risk of becoming seriously ill from coronavirus. Even if you are not in the high-risk group, you could still pass the virus onto members of more vulnerable communities.
How does coronavirus spread?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the spread of COVID-19 from person-to-person most likely occurs among close contact and respiratory droplets from coughing and sneezing.
CDC Guidelines for protecting ourselves from coronavirus
- Whether or not you are sick, limit contact with others and reduce time spent in heavily-populated areas
- Limit all non-essential travel - especially to highly affected areas
- Maintain hand hygiene with soap or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Clean commonly used surfaces such as doorknobs and countertops
Most states have some level of coronavirus outbreak. To limit the spread, follow CDC guidelines and stay informed. Monitor trusted sources such as the CDC and WHO for the latest and most accurate information on COVID-19.