What is Coronavirus?
Novel coronavirus, also commonly known as Covid-19, is a respiratory illness that originated in Wuhan, Hubei Providence, China. Coronaviruses in general, are a large group of viruses that cause disease in animals. This version of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 had not previously been detected and although its origins have not yet been verified, the source of the Coronavirus is believed to have been from a “wet market” in Wuhan, China. These types of markets sell both live and dead animals and it is presumed the virus originally jumped from bats, which may have infected onto live chickens or other animals being sold there.
Symptoms of Coronavirus
- Fever above 100.4
- Persistent and worsening cough
- Persistent pain or chest pressure
- Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties
Coronavirus safety tips
- Stay home if you can and avoid gatherings of more than ten people.
- Practice social distancing by keeping a distance of about six feet from others if you must go out in public.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; throw used tissues in the trash. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve, not your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, computers, phones, keyboards, sinks, toilets, faucets, and countertops.
Where to Go For The Most Accurate Information
With there being so much information coming from so many sources regarding Coronavirus, it’s hard to decipher where the truth is. Here are a few links to local, state, and national government websites offering updates regarding Covid-19.
County of Los Angeles Public Health
California Dept of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Worldwide Covid-19 Statistics
We’re in This Together
In these times of uncertainty, what’s most important to remember is that you are not alone, we are ALL going through this and will get through this together. It’s also important to remember in spite of everything happening around us, as long as we have the health and safety of family and loved ones…we have everything. If we can ever be of service in any way as we navigate through the days ahead, please don’t hesitate to call, email, or shoot us a text…we’re here for you.