CoronaVirus-Covid-19

Preparedness

In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. WHO stated there is a high risk of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading to other countries around the world. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grip our nation and world, ATWORK & Trishul Consultancy, LLC  has worked to assemble various resources to benefit our employees and candidates.

Below you will find a variety of information to help you prepare your place of work, and yourself.

What you need to know?

Covid-19

  • COVID-19 means COronaVIrus Disease 2019

  • Corona viruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has caused a worldwide pandemic of respiratory illness, called COVID-19

  • COVID-19 is the disease caused by the new coronavirus that emerged in China in December 2019

  • Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms

  • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus

  • Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditionslike heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness

  • COVID-19 symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat, unexplained loss of taste or smell, diarrhea and headache

  • COVID-19 can be severe, and some cases have caused death

  • COVID-19 (Corona Virus) can be spread from person to person and it is identified with a laboratory test

  • Prevention of COVID-19 involves frequent handwashing, coughing into the bend of your elbow, staying home when you are sick and wearing a cloth face covering if you can’t practice social distancing

  • There is no coronavirus vaccine yet

Viral Infection Prevention

The CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

    • Stay home when you are sick.

    • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus

    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

    • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.

    • • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

      • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility)

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

    • • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

     
  • COVID-19 Resources

    Information About Hand Washing

    Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

    Information Specific to Healthcare

    Hand hygiene, includes the use of alcohol-based hand rub or handwashing,

    Habits to Prevent the Spread

    Travelers should avoid contact with sick people and wash their hands often.

    All above details are for informational purpose only. Consult your local medical authority for further advice and treatment.