Updated March 11, 2020
As you’ve likely heard, a family of viruses known as the coronavirus, or COVID-19, is causing illnesses around the world. Alpha Sigma Tau is committed to the wellbeing of our members, and we want to ensure you have all the information you need to stay well during this time of concern.
What we know
Experts are still learning about the virus, but they have confirmed that the illness can be spread from person to person. At this time, it’s unclear if a person can get the illness by touching a surface or object that had the virus on it, but experts believe the illness is contagious through respiratory secretions, like coughs and sneezes. This transmission is most likely to occur among close contacts who are within 6 feet of each other.
What it looks like
The coronavirus, or COVID-19 as labeled by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), causes illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Common signs of infection include headache, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death. Individuals who are elderly or pregnant or who have preexisting medical conditions are at the greatest risk of becoming seriously ill from coronaviruses.
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March 25, 2020 | Message to all Executive Committee and Chapter Advisory Board members
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