Northern California schools urged to prepare for possible coronavirus outbreaks

By Joey Tack on February 27, 2020
Hand sanitizers hang on the wall with a sign about COVID-19, also known as coronavirus from the UN World Health Organization (WHO) at the United Nations Headquarters on February 27, 2020. – President Donald Trump has played down fears of a major coronavirus outbreak in the United States, even as infections ricochet around the world, prompting Saudi Arabia to ban pilgrims from visiting Islam’s holiest sites.China is no longer the only breeding ground for the deadly virus as countries fret over possible contagion coming from other hotbeds of infection, including Iran, South Korea and Italy.There are now more daily cases being recorded outside China than inside the country, where the virus first emerged in December, according to the World Health Organization. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

It’s a scary headline, but officials insist the risk to the general public is still very low. This measure appears to be tied to a Solano County patient who contracted the virus yet “had no known exposure to the virus through travel or close contact with a known infected individual,” according to the California Department of Public Health. Doctors still say the best way to prevent the spread of coronavirus is frequently washing hands, covering nose and mouth when sneezing and staying home when you are sick.

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