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White Paper - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Date: 12 February 2020

White Paper: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The intent of this white paper is to provide general background on the Coronavirus and recommendations on how to protect against it.  It is not intended to be all-inclusive nor replace any local, regional or national requirements or guidelines currently in place.

What is the Coronavirus?

First, what is it?  According to the World Health Organization (WHO): Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are transmitted between animals and human and most recently discovered from human to human. Read more...