We should not be fine as an individual unless every individual is fine.
We will post updates as we find them on this Wuhan Virus (COVID-19) that has caused a global pandemic.
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For American's stuck overseas without a way to get home contact the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.
Listen to and follow the directions of your local authorities.
Flatten the curve by self-isolation until April 15th. Only travel for food or medical emergencies.
COVID-19 is highly contagious.Person-to-Person
A single cough can produce up to 3,000 droplets, and some of them fly out of the mouth at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Smaller particles can remain in the air for up to three hours.Contaminated Surfaces or Objects
Some studies on other coronaviruses, including Sars and Mers, found they can survive on metal, glass and plastic for as long as nine days, unless they are properly disinfected. Some can even hang around for up to 28 days in low temperatures.
New results show that the COVID-19 virus appears to survive longest on polypropylene and stainless steel, where it can survive for two to three days after the initial contamination. On cardboard, it survived for nearly an entire day in some cases—up to 24 hours—post-contamination. Not surprisingly, it lasted the least amount of time on copper, where it survived only up to four hours.
Studies have shown the virus can remain on synthetic materials used in shoes for as long as five days.
Frequently touched surfaces like taps, phone cases, door handles, computer keyboards and toilets should be cleaned using bleach or alcohol solutions of at least 70 percent alcohol.Faecal matter
Wash hands with soap for 20 seconds to effectively deactivate the virus.
Soap works best because you only need a fairly small amount of soapy water, which, with rubbing, covers your entire hand easily. Hand sanitizer requires a large amount to soak every corner of the skin on your hands effectively enough.
Use a alcohol-based sanitizer when soap is not handy or available.
Soap fights against the lipid (fatty membrane) and the virus falls apart and becomes inactive.
N95 masks are in shortage across the world. For citizens of The United States who own companies with supplies of N95 masks, we're asking for you to donate them to your local hospitals.
Contact your local FEMA office for more information on supplies and actions to take.
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