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Coronavirus: Could it impact your business?

The Envision Greater Fond du Lac Safety Council exists to collaborate with businesses and community services to foster a safer environment for all citizens, now and in the future. To that end, the Safety Council is happy to provide an up-to-date resource guide on the 2019-nCoV virus to give you clarity on what it is and how the outbreak is unfolding. If your business has any international facilities, suppliers or employees, it is critical that you understand this virus to make the best decisions for your organization. The following links are regularly updated webpages from reputable sources of information.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services

  • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illness in people and animals.
  • Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world. Some human coronaviruses were identified many years ago and some have been identified recently. Human coronaviruses commonly cause mild to moderate illness in people worldwide.  An investigation is ongoing related to an outbreak of a new coronavirus, 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
  • Visit the Wisconsin DHS investigation website to learn about the impact of the 2019-nCoV on Wisconsin.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • On January 21, 2020, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first case of 2019-nCoV in the United States.  Read the press release
  • Visit the CDC Novel Coronavirus 2019, Wuhan, China website to learn about travel advisories, disease progression, signs/symptoms, and cases in the U.S.

From the World Health Organization (WHO)

  • On December 31, 2019 the WHO was alerted to several cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China and has been working with Chinese officials and global experts on this issue since.
  • The WHO publishes daily situation reports on the disease progression.  Their advice to the public include proper hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices.