COVID19 What now?

COVID19 is a worldwide pandemic that is affecting the Mount Hermon Community as well. California has a Shelter-in-Place order, which means we need to stay inside our homes to lessen the spread of the disease. Mount Hermon Association has temporarily shut down the Conference Centers to conform to the order and lessen the exposure of the disease.

As neighbors, we can communicate by phone, email, Social Media, Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, etc. Even though we are confined to our homes, we should be considerate and alert to how we are doing.

What does COVID19 stand for? In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. This one is new and there’s currently no vaccine to prevent it.

You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you: Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub; Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze; Avoid close contact (2 meters or 6 feet) with people who are unwell; Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell; Don’tTouch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. It spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

Below are a few links to give you accurate and up-to-date information from trusted sources.

California Department of Public Health link:

CDPH News Releases for Daily Updates link:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention link:

CDCP – Symptoms & Testing link:

COVID19 Situation Dashboard link:

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