Pandemic

 

Under Which Circumstances Are People Not Required To Wear A Face Mask During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

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• If you have a condition or taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may not be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. You should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including wearing a well-fitted mask, until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider. Can people with asthma wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19? Yes, people...

What Are The CDC Guidelines For Using Electrostatic Sprayers Or Foggers During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

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In indoor spaces, routine application of disinfectants to environmental surfaces by spraying or fogging (also known as fumigation or misting) is not recommended for COVID- 19. One study has shown that spraying as a primary disinfection strategy is ineffective in removing contaminants outside of direct spray zones. What is the best household disinfectant for surfaces during COVID-19? Regular household...

What Is The Difference Between An Epidemic And A Pandemic?

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Spread of COVID-19 occurs via airborne particles and droplets. People who are infected with COVID can release particles and droplets of respiratory fluids that contain the SARS CoV-2 virus into the air when they exhale (e.g., quiet breathing, speaking, singing, exercise, coughing, sneezing). What is a pandemic? Pandemic: Event in which a disease spreads across several countries and affects a large...

Should I Go To The Doctor Or Dentist For Nonurgent Appointments During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Many doctor’s offices are increasingly providing telehealth services. This may mean appointments by phone call, or virtual visits using a video chat service. Ask to schedule a telehealth appointment with your doctor for a new or ongoing nonurgent matter. If, after speaking to you, your doctor would like to see you in person, he or she will let you know. Can I resume routine dental care? Dentists...

What Is The Recommended Age To Wear A Face Mask During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

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• while eating, drinking, or taking medication for brief periods of time;• while communicating, for brief periods of time, with a person who is hearing impaired when the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication;• if, on an aircraft, wearing of oxygen masks is needed because of loss of cabin pressure or other event affecting aircraft ventilation;• if unconscious (for reasons other...

What Is Phase 3 In Ilinois During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

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​​​You may call (877) 840-3220​ for a listing of facilities that are currently on lockdown. If a facility is on lockdown, visitors should call the respective facility or go to the facility page to check for special visiting restrictions due to the lockdown status. What is the social gathering limit in Chicago during the COVID-19 pandemic? All Chicagoans are being asked to avoid social gatherings...

What Is A Pandemic?

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An outbreak is called an epidemic when there is a sudden increase in cases. As COVID-19 began spreading in Wuhan, China, it became an epidemic. Because the disease then spread across several countries and affected a large number of people, it was classified as a pandemic. What is a disease outbreak? A disease outbreak is the occurrence of disease cases in excess of normal expectancy. The number of...

What Is The Definition Of Aerosols In The Context Of The COVID-19 Pandemic?

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When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, droplets or tiny particles called aerosols carry the virus into the air from their nose or mouth. Anyone who is within 6 feet of that person can breathe it into their lungs. How long do COVID-19 aerosols stay in the air? A person infected with coronavirus — even one with no symptoms — may emit aerosols when they talk or breathe. Aerosols are infectious...