"Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19."
"COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019."
"The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention. "
The document below contains valuable information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding some of the most common questions regarding Covid-19.
One of the most crucial aspects of mitigating the risks of Covid-19 is eliminating the spread of germs. In the document below you can find recommendations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regarding how we can stop the spread of germs during these crucial times.
In the document below you can find contact information for local health departments throughout the various regions of Michigan.
The documents below contain valuable information regarding how to properly screen both employees and customers before allowing entrance into a business or medical facility.
The document below is the recommended sequencing for removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for medical professionals per the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
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