Unmasking the Facts About Coronavirus & Travel Plans
The global concern about COVID-19 is real, but news organizations sometimes don’t distinguish between hard facts, soft facts, and speculation. Creative Group is committed to keeping our clients, partners, and colleagues apprised of relevant, pertinent, up-to-date information about upcoming meetings, events and group incentive travel focused on the hard facts. Let’s break it down:
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus and is one of many viruses known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Read more at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Who is affected?
The virus is infecting people and spreading easily. People who are at higher risk of getting more seriously sick from COVID-19 include older adults and people who have chronic medical conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease. Find out more at the World Health Organization and the WorldAware Coronavirus Intelligence Center.
Where is it concentrated?
The vast majority of COVID-19 cases are concentrated in very specific areas of the globe. These destinations are being closely monitored for risk. Read More at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
When will it get better?
Global efforts are underway to contain the spread and mitigate the impact of coronavirus. Scientists are working on developing a vaccine to prevent the disease. Find out more at the Harvard Coronavirus Resource Center.
What precautions should you take with your events?
If your upcoming programs are scheduled anywhere other than countries that already have travel or other local restrictions in place, it is advised that organizers remain vigilant and informed about precautions and guidelines in place before, during, and after your scheduled events. Read more at the Center for Disease Control.
How should you prepare to travel?
The safety and health of travelers are at the forefront of companies and their travel partners. You need to be aware of travel restrictions and practice productive measures. Find the latest updates at the Center for Disease Control.
How can you help?
Coronavirus is certainly nothing to take lightly; but through diligence, preparedness and common sense, we can all work together to help prevent it from spreading. Just remember:
- Wash your hands with soap & water for at least 20 seconds (often)
- Cover your nose & mouth when you sneeze or cough (use your elbow)
- Don’t touch your face
- Stay at least 3ft apart from others
- Stay home if you get sick
Learn more at the Center for Disease Control Prevention.
Where can I learn more?
Have more questions? Find answers at the World Health Organization: Q&A.
Be Well. Stay Healthy. Travel Safe!