Are you ready for the Coronavirus Pandemic?

W.H.O. (World Health Organization) declares the coronavirus a pandemic. The media is reporting that it is spreading rapidly in the United States. So, what is the coronavirus? How can you continue with your daily life without being affected?

Let’s begin by providing the definition of the coronavirus. According to the CDC it is defined as follows:

  • A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
  • A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.

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”.

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practiceexternal icon for naming of new human infectious diseases.

So now that we know what the coronavirus is (COVID-19). How can you prepare you and your family to keep a clean home and your personal space clean as well? According to the White House Coronavirus Task Force, they have published a downloadable pdf describing what you need to know about “Keeping Workplaces, Homes, Schools, or Commercial Establishments safe. Please see the illustration from the White House Task Force below:

The document for the above illustration can be found here at the following url/link:

For more information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the CDC website today at:

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