The risk of contracting the virus in the United States remains low, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) characterizing the outbreak as an emerging and rapidly evolving situation.
We are actively monitoring the issue and working with leading health-care practitioners, government agencies, industry partners and our international affiliates to ensure we are well positioned to support our community as needed.
As the situation evolves, we will share more details and updates.
Today, we want to provide you with the following:
- If you are not feeling well, or have a sick family member, stay home. Talk to your manager, who should extend sick days even to new employees and staff who may have already used their maximum days. If you have T1D and do not feel well, review this material to ensure you are taking care of yourself and your T1D.
- Take care of yourself. Link here for health tips from the World Health Organization and here for symptoms to watch for from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Travel wisely. Authorities have not issued any travel restrictions or watch-outs for domestic travel. If you are not comfortable with a planned trip, speak with your manager. If you have international travel plans, review the CDC’s guidelines.
- Be extra cautious. Wash your hands – thoroughly and repeatedly – throughout the day. This is the number one way to avoid picking up and spreading germs. Wipe your cell phone as well.
Stay tuned for next week on JDRF.org. The page will feature guidelines, updates and resources relevant to COVID-19 and the T1D community.