We are facing a new reality. Perhaps this will only be another few months, or perhaps this is the way we will have to function from now on. There is no need to panic, nor buy out the stores, but there is certainly a need to pay attention to what the experts tell us--keep your physical distance, wear your mask, wash your hands.
Many of our residents are older and may be more susceptible to the virus. Please be friendly(!), but maintain your distance from your friends and neighbors. Just keep a few extra feet away when chatting. Wash your hands frequently--you touch so many things every day without even realizing it and the virus can be picked up by touch and passed to you when you touch your face.
Be well and stay safe!
McLean Hunt Officers and Board of Directors
The World Health Organization has officially announced the name for the virus responsible for COVID-19 (previously known as “2019 novel coronavirus”) and the disease it causes. The official names are:
Disease: COronaVIrus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Virus: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome CoronaVirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
To be clear when referring to this disease, SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes the Coronavirus 2019 disease.
There are a number of theories, the most prevalent one being a leap of the virus from a sick bat in a wet market in Wuhan, China to humans.
Lots of things are changing--how we work, how we shop, even how we interact with each other. Just because our government leaders and elected officials are lifting restrictions, this does NOT mean the virus is gone and that we are safe. Our businesses MUST open and society must function if we are to remain viable as a nation. That has to happen, but don't assume as Virginia reopens and businesses come back, we do not need to remain vigilant. We MUST all continue to take precautions to mask, separate physically, and wash our hands constantly.
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