The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been providing ongoing information on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which has caused a pandemic of respiratory disease all around the world. Because COVID-19 is a new disease, scientists are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes and to what extent it may spread in the United States. However, despite the novelty of this disease, it has posed a serious public health risk.
COVID-19 is thought to be mainly spread from person-to-person. It can be transmitted between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet) or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land on people nearby or inhaled into the lungs. The COVID-19 virus can also remain active on surfaces for several hours so it may be possible for a person to become contaminated by touching a surface or object that has the virus and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes.
The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and continually without stopping. According to the CDC, different parts of the United States are seeing different levels of COVID-19 activity. Nationally, the U.S. is in the initial phases, but states where the virus has spread are occurring in an accelerated rate.
Residents of Chicago’s North Shore suburbs can rely on us when they need in home care services for their family members battling the Covid 19 virus. Our caregivers have been trained in accordance with the CDC precautions that Homewatch CareGivers has deployed to help keep our seniors safe at home.