What is a Coronavirus and Covid-19?

Important Information According to the World Health Organization (WHO)

"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." 

Symptoms

Per the World Health Organization

 "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. "

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CDC Fact Sheet

The document below contains valuable information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding some of the most common questions regarding Covid-19.

2. 2019-ncov-factsheet (doc)

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Stop the Spread of Germs - CDC Guidance

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.

CN stop-the-spread-of-germs (pdf)

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Michigan Local Health Dept. Contact List by Region

In the document below you can find contact information for local health departments throughout the various regions of Michigan.

1. CN Local Health Department Contact List by Region (doc)

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Customer and Employee Screening Tools

The documents below contain valuable information regarding how to properly screen both employees and customers before allowing entrance into a business or medical facility.

Customer Screening Tool COVID 19-03132020-2 (pdf)

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CN Employee Screening Tool COVID 19 (pdf)

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Sequence for Donning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The document below is the recommended sequencing for removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for medical professionals per the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

10. Poster for donning and doffing PPE (pdf)

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Important Links for Up to Date Information

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Rolling updates on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from the World Health Organization

Click here to be redirected to the WHO website.

Center for Disease Control COVID-19 Main Information Page

Click here to be redirected to the CDC website.

US Food and Drug Administration COVID-19 Information Page

Click here to be redirected to the FDA website.

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America

Click here to be redirected to the White House website.