The buzz of coronavirus is real but it’s important to know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration states that “There is no evidence of ongoing transmission of COVID-19 in the United States at this time.”
“There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with COVID-19 as the outbreak investigation continues. Based on how other similar viruses spread, infected people may be able to spread the COVID-19 through their respiratory secretions, especially when they cough or sneeze. Previous outbreaks of coronavirus have been associated with spread from ill people to others through close contact, such as caring for or living with an infected person,” OSHA also shares.
The CDC recommends:
- frequent hand washing
- avoiding close contact with people who are sick and
- not touching your face with unwashed hands.
Also please be considerate and stay home if you’re sick, regularly disinfect surfaces and objects and practice good hygiene when coughing or sneezing.
It’s important to note that at this time the CDC isn’t recommending mask usage for people traveling. However, if you choose to wear a mask, it’s important to understand the difference between surgical masks and N95 respirators. We find this info graphic extremely helpful.