What is Coronavirus?

Callie Riddle

Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, first started in China and then traveled its way to the USA. It first started in November in China but got more and more people got sick.Wuhan New Coronavirus is not SARS Virus

Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. If you are in close contact with someone who has it, you have to quarantine for two weeks.

On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization held a media briefing to declare the COVID19 outbreak a global pandemic. Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately, Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19.Postcard: Aquatic Pool, Kelowna, BC, c.1960

Can it spread in water? In traditional pools, chlorine products  are added to the water to disinfect it. In saltwater pools, table salt is added to the water, and an electrical current is then run through the water with dissolved salt. This creates the same disinfecting form of chlorine that is created when chlorine products are added to the water in traditional pools. This means that COVID-19 cannot be spreadable in pools or oceans.

Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. Each health department determines community spread differently. Can an insect spread COVID? At this time, the CDC has no data to suggest that this new coronavirus or other similar coronaviruses are spread by mosquitoes or ticks. The main way that COVID-19 spreads is from person to person.

So from this make sure you were your mask outside and inside buildings where there are more than 25 people. And keep your mask above your nose at all times.