We want to continually provide you with what we consider to be useful and specific information about how to limit your risk to COVID-19.
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More information on the importance of travel insurance can be found here:
Announcement naming COVID-19 a pandemic from March 11, 2020
The Center for Disease Control & Prevention
World Health Organization
Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
ICIM Position Statement on 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
The COVID-19 virus was first identified in Wuhan, China in 2019 and is a betacoronavirus with an origin in bats.
Ranges between 1-14 days, with the average onset at 5 days.
The virus spreads from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when an infected person coughs or exhales.
You can limit exposure by practicing “social distancing” and by not concentrating only on wearing a mask, (masks alone are largely ineffective for prevention)… handwashing, and wearing gloves when outside the house.
Here are some helpful tips to share with family, friends, neighbors and colleagues: