Coronavirus has been in the news lately. Circumstances suggest that it is likely that this virus will spread.
We want you to know that Fraser leadership is closely tracking this situation. Fraser has responded to similar outbreaks in the past and has tools in place to respond to this situation as it unfolds. It is Fraser policy to follow any guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). We will update clients and staff if there are any changes to standard business operating procedures.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness with symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can spread from person to person. Risk of infection is dependent upon exposure to those who are infected.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure. Both the CDC and the MDH recommend taking the same precautions recommended for avoiding colds and flu:
Visit the MDH and CDC websites often.
General updates are available on the CDC’s web page at http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV. For additional guidance regarding how to prepare for a potential outbreak, please refer to the Department of Homeland Security website at https://www.Ready.gov. For Minnesota information, refer to the Minnesota Department of Health website at https://www.health.state.mn.us.