My name is Dr. Marie Socha and I am the owner of SHRR Consulting, Inc. I am adding this "COVID-19/JUST THE FACTS" page as a concise resource where you can obtain information about this illness. There is no need for me to re-invent the wheel as the best resources out there are from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). So that I could maintain the accuracy of these messages, I directly transferred excerpts from these resources below and have credited their source(s) (by section).
Hopefully this information will help educate you and alleviate any concerns you may have. I will do my best to update information on a daily basis, but please be patient as this is a "moving target" and data changes frequently.
The Role of Community-Wide Wearing of Face Mask for Control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Epidemic Due to SARS-CoV-2
COVID-19 reopening Guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes:
IS THERE ANY GUIDANCE ON HOW TO RE-OPEN UNIVERSITIES OR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING?
Can the COVID-19 virus spread through pools, hot tubs, or at the beach?
GUIDANCE FOR DENTAL SETTINGS DURING COVID-19:
How is COVID-19 Spread?
What should I do if I think I have COVID-19 or have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive person?
How can you protect yourself against COVID-19 (CDC)?
1. Clean your hands often
2. Avoid close contact
3. Cleaning & disinfection for Households
4. Source for this section: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cleaning-disinfection.html, and https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2.
Should I worry about COVID-19 (World Health Organization)?
Should I wear a disposable medical (N95) mask to protect myself?
How do I make a cloth face mask to wear when I am out in public?
Is there a vaccine, drug or treatment for COVID-19?
Do vaccines against pneumonia protect you against the new coronavirus?
What are some of the underlying medical conditions that may increase the risk of serious COVID-19 for individuals of any age (CDC website)?
COVID-19/How to clean and disinfect surfaces:
How long does Coronavirus stick around on surfaces (NOTE: Resources here are Science Magazine and NEJM)?
If I have a family member with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, what procedures should I use to clean our house?
Is there guidance on discontinuation of Home Isolation for Persons with COVID-19?
What guidance do you have for employers regarding COVID-19?
Is there COVID-19 guidance for correctional facilities (jails, prisons) and detention centers?
Can the new coronavirus be transmitted through mosquito bites?