How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

It has been a dizzying past month for the world thanks to the rapid spread of the coronavirus. Many businesses have had to slow or halt operations as governments impose stay-at-home sanctions to keep people safe. For many of us, this rapid change in how we go about our daily lives has been confusing, to say the least. We want to take time to make sure everyone is armed with the knowledge they need to stay safe.

What Exactly is the Coronavirus/COVID-19?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.” You may be hearing coronavirus and COVID-19 used interchangeably. Let’s clear up any confusion. COVID-19 is the illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus. Coronavirus refers to a group of similar viruses that, in humans, cause respiratory illness. Mild versions of coronavirus include some strains of the common cold, whereas more serious versions include MERS, SARS and COVID-19.

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