Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice

There is a small variety of animals around the globe reported to be contaminated with the virus that causes COVID-19, principally after having contact with an individual with COVID-19. Talk to your veterinarian about any well being issues you could have about your pets.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is believed to spread mainly from person to person, mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected particular person coughs or sneezes. Spread is extra doubtless when people are in shut contact with one another (inside about 6 feet). If you might be unable to stay residence along with your baby while college is out, fastidiously think about who may be finest positioned to offer baby care. If somebody at greater risk for COVID-19 might be providing care (older grownup, corresponding to a grandparent or somebody with a chronic medical situation), limit your kids’s contact with different people.

Further studies are wanted to know if and the way different animals could be affected by the virus that causes COVID-19 and the position animals could play within the unfold of COVID-19. People ought to consider not touching the physique of someone who has died of COVID-19. Older people and people of all ages with severe underlying well being conditions are at greater threat of developing severe COVID-19 sickness. There could also be much less of an opportunity of the virus spreading from sure kinds of touching, such as holding the hand or hugging after the body has been ready for viewing. Other activities, such as kissing, washing, and shrouding should be avoided earlier than, throughout, and after the body has been ready, if attainable.

If washing the physique or shrouding are important religious or cultural practices, families are inspired to work with their neighborhood’s cultural and religious leaders and funeral home employees on tips on how to reduce their exposure as much as potential. At a minimum, people conducting these actions ought to put on disposable gloves.

If splashing of fluids is anticipated, further personal protective tools (PPE) could also be required (such as disposable gown, faceshield or goggles and N-95 respirator). Based on out there info, adults aged sixty five years and older and people of any age with underlying medical situations included on this list are at larger danger for severe illness and poorer outcomes from COVID-19. CDC is collecting and analyzing data regularly and will replace the listing when we learn more. People with underlying medical situations not on the list might also be at higher danger and will seek the advice of with their healthcare supplier if they are concerned. Quarantine means separating a person or group of people who have been uncovered to a contagious illness however have not developed illness (signs) from others who haven’t been uncovered, so as to prevent the attainable spread of that disease.

Quarantine is normally established for the incubation period of the communicable disease, which is the span of time during which individuals have developed sickness after exposure. For COVID-19, the period of quarantine is 14 days from the final date of publicity as a result of the incubation period for this virus is 2 to 14 days. Someone who has been released from COVID-19 quarantine is not considered a risk for spreading the virus to others as a result of they have not developed illness during the incubation interval.