INFORMATION REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS
In developing travel-related advice, we are aligning with the coronavirus-related travel health notices of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the coronavirus-related travel advisories of the U.S. Department of State (USDOS). We recommend that members of the Craig School community review the country-specific CDC and USDOS links above, as guidance evolves rapidly.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses such as the common cold or more severe illnesses such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China had not been previously detected in humans or animals and much is still unknown about it. It is thought that initial patients in Wuhan City may have come into contact with the virus from an animal at a seafood and animal market. Subsequently, it appears that person-to-person spread is occurring. On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization named the virus COVID-19. For people who think they may have been exposed to the new coronavirus please be on the lookout for the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
If you suspect an infection please call ahead so that your primary care provider or emergency room can be prepared for your arrival. Up-to-date information about the coronavirus can be found on the CDC website.
Care and Prevention
The CDC has established the risk categories dependent on exposure to help guide optimal public health management of people following potential COVID-19 exposure. If you are experiencing symptoms following possible exposure to COVID-19, seek medical care as soon as possible. Remember to call ahead and tell the healthcare provider’s office about your recent travel, symptoms, and concern. Please also avoid contact with others and do not travel.
Important steps you can take to prevent contracting or spreading viruses include:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve while coughing and sneezing
- Wash your hands with soap and water often and for at least 20 seconds
- Use an alcohol-based sanitizer on hands if soap and water are not available
- Avoid touching your face
- Don't share foods, utensils, etc.
- Clean commonly touched objects and surfaces regularly
- Stay home from class/work if you are symptomatic
As The Craig School monitors the status of the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be posting regular announcements and updates to the community.
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