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What is Covid 19?
On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”.
How is Covid 19 spread?
The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Although increased cases have been related to community spread.
What is community Spread?
Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
Can Covid 19 be spread through food or restaurant takeout, frozen or refrigerated food?
Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person to person through respiratory droplets. Currently, there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Before preparing or eating food it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds for general food safety. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object, like a packaging container, that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging.
For added safety, discard the original food containers and wash hands thoroughly afterwards.
How do i keep myself, my family and business safe from spread of the virus?
Every city and county has published guidelines to help curb the virus from spreading to include:
Where do I find information on Covid 19 and its spread? (All links open in a new window)
Where do I get information on IRS stimulus and business assistance?
What can I do to help our local economy and businesses?
In these trying times, it is essential we support our community and local business as much possible, Some of the way sot accomplish that include: