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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Personal Preparedness Resources

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has become a global concern since its initial outbreak in Wuhan, China in late 2019. Because information related to the virus changes regularly, we are providing access to trusted resources to help you find the most current information and guidance for your family and your business.

General Health Preservation Tips

There is not currently a vaccine to protect against COVID-19. To help prevent the spread of this and other respiratory diseases, such as the flu, the most important thing you can do is practice everyday precautionary actions as suggested by the CDC and the Red Cross, including:

  • Maintain good personal hygiene: Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly (for 20 seconds) and use hand sanitizers when soap and water are not readily available. Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a flexed elbow or a tissue, and throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are obviously sick, and stay home when you are sick.
  • Seek medical attention if you develop symptoms, especially fever or shortness of breath, and inform your health care provider if you’ve been in an area where the coronavirus is circulating.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are regularly touched, such as light switches, doorknobs, remote controls, computer keyboards and tablets, phones, and toys.

Read more tips from the CDC on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus germs.

Other Resources

American Red Cross – Read more safety and readiness tips from the Red Cross. 

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine – A world leader in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness, visit the JHU Coronavirus Resource Center for up-to-date global outbreak mapping and more. 

Marsh & McLennan Companies – Coronavirus is impacting organizations around the world. Stay informed with the latest thinking from across Marsh & McLennan.

WorldClinic – WorldClinic is a personal medical resource for global families and executives. Visit their COVID-19 Situation Room for preparation and prevention tips for individuals and organizations.