WHAT IS THE 2019-nCoV CORONAVIRUS?
Coronavirus is a respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, and believed to have initially spread from animals to humans but now is spreading from person-to-person contact. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it's unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. Typically, respiratory viruses are most contagious when an individual is most symptomatic, but there have been reports of the virus spreading when the affected individual does not show any symptoms.
HOW IT SPREADS & SYMPTOMS
Currently, there is no vaccine for 2019-nCoV. The best measure is to avoid coming in contact with the virus.
Keeping Employees Safe: What to do if an employee shows flu-like symptoms
Keeping Customers Safe: What to do if a customer shows flu-like symptoms in the restaurant
According to the CDC, the spread of 2019-nCov occurs from person-to-person that is in close contact, approximately 6 feet. Some basic steps that could be taken are:
Bodily Fluid Event: What to do if there is a bodily fluid event
If a customer or employee vomits or has diarrhea it is recommended (AT THIS TIME) that the protocols that have been in place for Norovirus be used
For additional recommendations and resources, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.