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          Coronavirus information

          What are coronavirus and COVID-19?

          A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold and patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis. On February 11, 安徽快3开奖直播, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. 

          How does COVID-19 spread?

          The virus is transmitted through respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or exhales, though it is important to note that someone could have only mild symptoms -- or perhaps even be asymptomatic -- and still spread the disease. There are two main ways the transmission can occur:

          1) Person-to-person: This happens when people are in close contact (within 6 feet) of each other. If these respiratory droplets land in the mouths or noses of someone nearby, or are inhaled into the lungs, the virus can spread.

          2) Via contaminated surfaces or objects: Respiratory droplets also can land on surfaces or objects. If a healthy person touches these, and then touches their own mouth, nose or eyes, they can become infected.

          How to protect yourself

          There are several things you can do, and encourage others to do, to avoid infection.

          1) Keep your hands clean: Wash your hands often, especially after spending time in a public place, and before eating. Soap and water work well, but make sure to wash for at least 20 seconds and to cover all areas of your hands, including thumbs and between fingers.If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

          2) Avoid touching your face: As much as possible, try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth, especially if you have not washed your hands recently.

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          How to protect the people around you

          Remember that we all are responsible for helping keep the people in our communities safe, using these measures.

          1) Cover your mouth: If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue, if one is handy, and immediately dispose of it and wash your hands thoroughly. If you do not have a tissue, cover your mouth with the inside of your elbow rather than your bare hand.

          2) Limit close contact: The more people stay in, avoid public settings and refrain from gathering in large groups, the better the chances of limiting the spread of COVID-19, and protecting the people who are most vulnerable. That applies even if you feel fine.

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          Recognizing the symptoms

          It is believed that a person may develop symptoms anytime from 2-14 days after being exposed to the virus. The most common are:

          • Fever
          • Fatigue
          • Cough
          • Shortness of breath

          Who is most vulnerable?

          While most people will experience only mild symptoms -- and about 80 percent will recover without needing special treatment -- about one in six will become seriously ill. Older adults and those who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms.

          Where to find more information

          How to help

          Major League Baseball has been engaged in a variety of discussions with stakeholders and charitable partners to identify ways to support individuals and communities who have been impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic. Most recently, MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association together donated $1 million to Feeding America and Meals on Wheels, and also announced a 30-Club, $30 million effort to support emergency relief for ballpark employees.

          Please find below more information on how you can help those in need.

          Fight hunger

          Help fight hunger as a result of school closures, job disruptions and quarantines stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please donate to your local food bank or Meals on Wheels affiliate to support hunger prevention and visit the organization’s websites below to learn more. Note that food banks, in many areas, are deemed an essential service and volunteer opportunities may also be available.

          Donate supplies & help health workers

          There is an urgent need for many different kinds of supplies for frontline healthcare workers. These include masks, gloves, protection suits, goggles, medical testing equipment and more. Health workers are also in need of food, lodging, training and support while they fight this public health crisis. Please donate or visit the following websites to learn more about these organizations on the front lines.

          Support Boys & Girls Clubs

          Right now, MLB’s official charity partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America is providing important services to help communities navigate this new and challenging climate. Boys & Girls Clubs are facilitating provision of meals and, in some cases, lending support to families of medical workers. Clubs have always played an important role in communities, and that is no different today. Click to learn more.

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          Visit , where Global Citizen has curated several targeted actions through the guidance of the WHO to ensure that these efforts are directly impacting the global response.

          Volunteer remotely

          • is a free 24/7 national crisis-intervention and counseling service conducted exclusively through SMS text. Volunteers use the nonprofit's web-based platform to provide emotional support to texters who are dealing with a wide range of issues– bullying, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and more.

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          Mental health and wellness

          Uncertainty amidst the evolving global Coronavirus pandemic can lead to greater stress and anxiety. MLB’s priority concern is for the health and safety of our fans and communities. Please for a great model for managing the anxiety associated with Coronavirus that was put together by Brenda Bursch, PhD.

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