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What should I know about COVID-19?

handwashing iconThe CDC has released a statement that the status of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) is only one event from being a pandemic issue. In an effort to be proactive, we want to discuss some ways to keep you and your families as healthy as possible during this time. We will also include links to articles that will be updated as this progresses further.

The best prevention methods are reduced exposure, hand washing and proper hygiene.

If you are high risk (elderly, suppressed immune system, liver or lung disease) it is important to limit exposure as much as possible. Avoid densely populated areas like shopping malls, grocery stores and large events. If it is possible to have groceries delivered or to do curbside pick up, that would be an ideal option to remain healthy.

Proper handwashing is key! You should be washing with a good soap for 20 seconds each time. Anytime you cough or sneeze, do so into your elbow to prevent the spread of spores and wash your hands afterwards. 

Update from the Alpha-1 Foundation & AlphaNet - March 18th, 2020

General Updates from the Alpha-1 Foundation

COVID-19 Community Update from Alpha-1 Foundation & AlphaNet Leadership - March 13, 2020 Webinar


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  • USA - CDC - What you should know, cases in the U.S., etc.
  • UK - GOV.UK - Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus in China, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.
  • Canada - Government of Canada - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update
  • Australia - Australian Government - Information and regular health alerts
  • New Zealand - NZ Ministry of Health - This section provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.