Updated: Mar 24, 2020
The Corona Virus, professionally known as COVID-19, has been a hot topic in the media recently. With so much information floating around, it is hard to get a full picture of what COVID-19 really is.
The first case was noted when a group of people in China were treated for pneumonia. Investigations determined that the cause of the pneumonia was a previously unknown virus. Eventually, the strain of the coronavirus was named COVID-19.
Most coronaviruses circulate through animals but can make the jump to humans. It has been determined that MERS-COV transmitted to humans from camels, and SARS-COV from a type of cat. It is still unknown what animal COVID-19 is transmitted from at this time.
One of the biggest concerns with COVID-19 is the wide variety and severity of potential symptoms. Though you should always talk to your medical professional about any symptoms you are having, things to be on the lookout for include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, or other respiratory irritations.
If you think you might be sick, call your doctor first. Many emergency rooms are at capacity or cannot test at this time. Your doctor will have the best information for your area.
The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that everyone cover their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, washing hands often, avoiding contact with the sick, staying home when sick, and maintaining “social distancing.” These steps can help protect you as well as others around you.
As a company in California, the virus has had an effect on our operations. Though we are doing what we can to keep ourselves safe, we want to make sure our customers are safe and informed as well. More than anything, we are a people company. Our team cares about each other and strives to build lasting connections with all of our customers.
Be careful and Protect yourself,
The Aerie Collective Family